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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, STEP

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Adviser: Jessica V. Koppen

The Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP) at Oakland University is an extended program of study leading to certification. Generally, eligibility for admission to the STEP requires a minimum GPA of 3.00 in both the major and the minor and an overall GPA of 2.80 or better. No single major or minor course grade may be below C. Second-undergraduate degree candidates completing majors and/or minors may be required to complete additional course-work at Oakland University beyond the stated minimums.

Students in this program must complete the requirements for a Chemistry, B.A.  or Chemistry (ACS Certified), B.S.  degree in chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences and concurrently fulfill the major requirements listed below.

1. One course in earth science chosen from

2. One course in science, technology and society

3. One course in biology

Additional information

A program in STEP must include either a 20-28 credit secondary teaching minor or an integrated science endorsement. Furthermore, STEP chemistry majors must also complete a sequence of undergraduate course-work in education to include

  (must be completed prior to STEP application),  , FE 3010 ,   and   (must be completed prior to the final internship semester). Extended study including  ,  , SED 4951  and SED 4952  is also required. Further details on program and admission requirements and procedures can be found in the School of Education and Human Services portion of the catalog and by consulting advisers in the Department of Chemistry and the School of Education and Human Services Advising Office, 363 Pawley Hall, (248) 370-4182.


Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP): Endorsement Concentration in Integrated Science

Students pursuing the STEP chemistry major are eligible to pursue an Integrated Science endorsement. Students who complete both the STEP chemistry major and the STEP Integrated Science program will be recommended for certification by Oakland University to teach the following subjects at the secondary level: biology, chemistry, earth science, life science, physical science and physics. This program may be substituted for a secondary teaching minor.

Additional program information

STEP chemistry majors should note that many of the courses listed above may have already been taken in the process of completing the STEP chemistry major.

A cumulative grade point average of 3.00 is required in courses in the program, with no single course grade below C. Second undergraduate degree candidates completing the program may be required to take additional courses at Oakland University beyond the stated minimums. Students must consult with the STEP chemistry adviser.

Additional Information

In addition to these major requirements, students must complete the Oakland University General Education Requirements  and an appropriate number of free elective classes to meet the overall credit requirement for the degree (in most cases 124; some degrees may require a greater number).

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