Academic Catalog

Secondary Education (Chemistry), Bachelor of Science in Education

The program in secondary education prepares students to teach in grades 9-12 and does so through a core of general liberal arts course work, professional education course work, including field-based clinical experiences, a student teaching experience, and intensive course work in a specific area of subject specialization. The secondary education curriculum may lead to either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, depending upon the chosen area of subject specialization.  Areas of subject specialization in secondary education at USC Upstate include biology, chemistry, English, social studies/history, mathematics and Spanish. 

General Education Courses
I. Communication
ENGL U101Composition I3
ENGL U102Composition II3
SPCH U201Foundations in Oral Communication3
II. Mathematics, Logic & Natural Sciences
MATH U141Calculus I4
Natural Science (w/ lab):12
General Biology
and General Biology Lab
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
III. Information Technology
Information Technology:
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Computer Technology
Introduction to Computer Science
Intro to Digital Studies
Survey of Information Technology
Introduction to Digital Safety
Intro to Music Technology
IV. Fine Arts, Humanities & History
Fine Arts:
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Art
History of Western Art: Prehistory - Middle Ages
History of Western Art: Renaissance - Modern
Introduction to Music
History of American Popular Music
Introduction to Southern Studies
Introduction to Theatre Art
Fundamentals in Acting
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to World History I
Introduction to World History II
History of the United States to 1877
History of the United States from 1865
V. Foreign Language & Culture
Foreign Language:
Select one of the following: 13
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Introductory French I
Introductory French II
Introductory German I
Introductory Spanish I
Intermediate Spanish
VI. Social & Behavioral Sciences
Social & Behavioral Science:
Select two of the following:6
Introduction to African American Studies
Understanding Other Cultures
Introduction to Criminal Justice
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Geography
American National Government
Introduction to Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Leadership Development I
Introduction to Women's & Gender Studies
VII. General Education Electives
Choose from the options below if hours are required in the major:
Select any approved general education course or courses0
Professional Education
EDFO U200Teacher Education Colloquium0
EDFO U210Foundations of Education3
EDFO U341Introduction to Exceptional Learners/ Special Education3
EDRE U315Foundations of Reading3
EDSC U333Middle Level/Secondary Education Adolescent Development3
EDSC U344Managing the Middle Level/Secondary Classroom Environment3
EDSC U440Field Experience I in Middle Level/Secondary Education2
EDSC U442Secondary School Curriculum and Methodology3
EDSC U443Middle Level/Secondary Educational Assessment2
EDRE U418Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School3
EDSC U448Teaching Middle and Secondary Science3
EDSC U450Field Experience II in Middle Level/Secondary Education2
EDSC U481Student Teaching in Secondary School Natural Science12
EDSC U485Middle/Secondary Education: Senior Seminar3
Content Concentration
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Lab
General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis
and General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab
CHEM U321Quantitative Analysis3
CHEM U321LQuantitative Analysis Laboratory1
CHEM U331Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM U331LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM U332Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM U332LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM U541Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM U541LPhysical Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM U581Biochemistry I3
Supporting Courses
MATH U142Calculus II4
Total Hours122

The minimum acceptable level of competency is completion of the 101 level of a language. Students who place into the 102 or higher level of a language satisfy the language requirement but will have additional hours in general education electives, if hours are required by their degree program.

Final responsibility for satisfying degree requirements as outlined in the USC Upstate Academic Catalog rests with the student