This 23-credit certificate is available only to students pursuing a BA or BS in Chemistry. Students who complete both the BA or BS in Chemistry and this certificate will be considered Virginia state-approved educator preparation program completers and will be eligible for recommendation for an initial VA teaching license in Secondary Education (6-12) Chemistry.
Students applying for this undergraduate certificate as a secondary program must have satisfied the following requirements:
- enrolled in the BA or BS in Chemistry program
- a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00
- an official College of Education and Human Development review of discipline-specific content competencies coursework
(note: a minimum grade of C (2.00) must have been attained in such coursework completed at Mason).
See website for more information on the admissions process.
Prior to application for internship, students are required to complete all discipline-specific content competency requirements, pass licensure assessments, and have earned a grade of B (3.00) or better in all licensure coursework.
Total credits: 23
This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.
Teacher Licensure Coursework
|Literacy in the Content Areas
|Foundations of Secondary Education
|Human Development, Learning, and Teaching
|Teaching Science in the Secondary School
|Advanced Methods of Teaching Science in Secondary School
|Internship Seminar in Secondary Teaching
|Internship: Secondary Education Science (Mason Core)