Suggested Plans of Study:
NIU Teacher Certification Overview:
|For general information about initial teacher certification
programs at NIU, contact the University Coordinator of Teacher Certification,
Al Buehler, at (815) 753-0847, Williston Hall 201, or visit the University
Teacher Certification Web Site.
This site also has information on Alternative Certification.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences also
maintains a separate web
Programs. Use this
link to learn more about clinical coursework and student teaching.
wishing to take courses at NIU must go
through the admissions process.
here to find out when you should register, when classes begin,
Chemistry Teacher Certification Overview:
students seeking a Standard
High School Certificate in Chemistry at NIU must complete the requirements for a
chemistry B.S. degree. Pre-baccalaureate students
seeking Teacher Certification in Chemistry should choose Emphasis
2 or Emphasis 3. Click
here for a suggested 4 year plan of study.||
preparation of insulin may contain Zn(II) ion
spheres). Zinc causes insulin molecules to
clump together. Why
would a pharmaceutical company want to add zinc to
Molecular rendering software, available on
the web for free, can help students answer this kind of inquiry
question. It's one of several tools that can be made available to high school students
to help them explore molecular structure.
|Post-baccalaureate students have two
options: Pursue a second B.S. degree (not many do this) or
pursue entitlement only. The entitlement only option
typically requires four
semesters of professional education coursework. Candidates that already
hold a bachelors degrees are no longer required to meet state general education requirements for teacher education.
As of May 1, 2000, the State Board eliminated these requirements.
standards for teacher preparation must still be satisfied. Click
here for a list of course requirements.|
| After formal admission to NIU,
candidates must schedule an
appointment with the Teacher Certification Coordinator
to formally register for the initial
teacher certification program and, if necessary, to declare a major. The
chemistry coordinator and student will then design
a tentative plan of study.|