This sequence of courses is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education and leads to the Initial Secondary Certificate in Chemistry. To be recommended for certification by Governors State University, students must earn a grade of “B” or better in EDUC499 Student Teaching: Chemistry.
To be recommended for an Illinois State Board of Education teaching certificate, the student must present evidence of having passed the Basic Skills, Subject-Matter Knowledge, and Assessment of Professional Teaching examinations of the Illinois Certification Testing System.
Students must meet other requirements for certification through approved programs listed in the Teacher Education and Certification section in catalog. This requirements is likely to include additional general education, education, and content courses.
Students may obtain an endorsement that prepares them for teaching in the middle school. Students choosing to pursue the middle school endorsement must take three (3) hours in Early Adolescent Educational Psychology and three (3) hours in Curriculum Methods for Middle School. Students should contact the Office of Secondary Education for specific course numbers.