Overview of Program
For Students Majoring Either in Chemistry or in Physics:
The Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Teacher Education program in Physical Science (Dual-Field) enables students majoring either in the B.A. program in Chemistry or B.A. program in Physics to become qualified to teach both chemistry and physics at the high school level. This program is a specialized option for undergraduate students who wish to pursue a career in teaching. In addition to the content requirements for Chemistry and Physics, students declare a major in education. Completion of the education major leads to recommendation for Ohio teaching licensure. The program has been designed in accordance with the guidelines of the National Science Teachers Association, the Ohio Performance-based Teacher Education Standards, and Ohio’s Model Science Curriculum. Both groups of majors meet a common set of course requirements in the content area, as well as requirements delineated respectively for Chemistry and for Physics majors. Coursework requirements in the content area (subject area) total of 57 hours for Chemistry majors and 60 hours for Physics majors. Paralleling their content preparation, students typically begin coursework in professional education in the sophomore year, culminating in student teaching.
Dr. Gary Chottiner
Phone: 216.368.0602 (Chemistry Majors)