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Chemistry, Teaching Licensure (B.S.)

This program leads to eligibility for teacher licensure in Virginia and is available only to individuals holding a baccalaureate degree or completing requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

Chemistry, Teaching Licensure (B.S.)


What is Chemistry, Teaching Licensure at ODU like?

This program leads to eligibility for teacher licensure in Virginia and is available only to individuals holding a baccalaureate degree or completing requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.

Program Highlights

What makes Chemistry, Teaching Licensure at ODU unique?

  • MonarchTeach is an innovative teacher preparation program that allows students majoring in science to receive teacher licensure while still earning their degree in their content area.

  • There is a unique collaboration between the Darden College of Education & Professional Studies and the College of Sciences at Old Dominion University. Students gain valuable teaching experience beginning their first semester of their freshman year and have access to a dedicated resource room.


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary



Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


What are some courses offered in Chemistry, Teaching Licensure at ODU?

CHEM 121N:
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture

This is the first of a two-course series, designed for science and engineering majors, that prepares the student for subsequent studies in molecular science and constitutes the foundation for all upper-level chemistry courses. Topics include the descriptive chemistry of selected elements, modern atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, and gas laws. A student receiving credit for CHEM 121N cannot receive additional credit for CHEM 103 or CHEM 105N or CHEM 137N. CHEM 121N CHEM 122N satisfy 4 credits of the University's Nature of Science general education requirement. Prerequisites: MATH 102M or MATH 103M or higher with a grade of C or better and a qualifying score on the Chemistry Placement Exam or successful completion of the Chemistry Placement online modules or CHEM 103 or CHEM 105N with a grade of C or better. Pre- or corequisites: CHEM 122N.

CHEM 468:
Research Methods in Mathematics and Science


STEM 202:
Classroom Interactions in STEM Education

This course provides students with an overview of principles for teaching middle and secondary school mathematics or science through an exploration of the role of content, pedagogy, curriculum and technology as they promote learning and impact equity. Students are introduced to ways in which curriculum and technology are used in the classroom to build interrelationships among teachers and students. Frameworks for teaching students of diverse backgrounds equitably are emphasized in the course. A field component that consists of observations and teaching in the high school classroom is included. Pre- or corequisite: STEM 201.


What are the requirements to apply for Chemistry, Teaching Licensure at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Chemistry, Teaching Licensure should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)


Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident

Per Credit:

$ 374


Per Credit:

$ 1,039

Active Duty Military Rate

Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States

Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

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I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs

Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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