Degrees & Certificates
Chemistry Education AS
Effective Fall 2019
The AS in Chemistry Education degree fulfills the lower-division requirements for four-year BA Chemistry programs designed for future high school and middle school science teachers. The AS Degree is designed to articulate directly with four-year-institution teacher preparation programs with a focus on chemistry education, including single subject teacher preparation in science with a concentration in chemistry. An AS in Chemistry Education would also be an appropriate transfer preparation for students considering chemistry related interdisciplinary fields.
An AS in Chemistry Education may lead to careers in middle and high school science teaching. Chemistry majors interested in teaching at the college level and/or pursuing research careers will continue on to pursue post-graduate degrees.
|BIO 30 (Introduction to College Biology)||4|
|CHEM 1A (General College Chemistry I)||5|
|CHEM 1B (General College Chemistry II)||5|
|CHEM 12A (Organic Chemistry I)||5|
|CHEM 12B (Organic Chemistry II)||5|
|MATH 1 (Calculus I)||5|
|MATH 2 (Calculus II)||5|
|PHYS 2A (Introduction to Physics I)||4|
|PHYS 2B (Introduction to Physics II)||4|
|ENG 1A Critical Reading and Composition||3|
|Total Units in the Major||42|
|Additional General Education and Elective Units||15|
Recommended Electives are suggested for students interested in taking courses beyond
unit requirement for degree:
EVST 5 (Energy and Sustainability)
GEOL 1 (Physical Geology)
BIO 40 (Humans and the Environment)
See the Las Positas College General Education Pattern for Associate of Science Degree for listing of areas and courses. Double counting courses in GE and the major is permissible. The number of units that may be double counted will depend on the entry point to the degree program and the optional course(s) taken. Consult with an adviser or a counselor to plan the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.