According to NYSED, acceptable studies for certification in chemistry (grades 7-12) include courses in scientific methods; matter and atomic structure; energy, chemical bonds and molecular structure; chemical reactions; and quantitative relationships. Courses in geochemistry are generally applied science courses and, therefore, are not acceptable.
Stony Brook University has determined that the courses on the list below meet the NYSED guidelines for professional license in this certification content area. Some multi-disciplinary courses will require that you complete and submit the NYSED Course Verification Form. to SPD. For those courses, we have provided a link to the form, which should be submitted only upon satisfactory completion of the course. Courses with departmental subject codes (e.g., CHE) may also be valid for the content area. At this time, all of these courses are offered only on campus.
You may request review of any course that is not on this list.
CEB 545 The Nature of Science—NYSED Form
CEB 557 Forensic Science (permission of instructor is needed to enroll)
CEB 586 Differentiated Instruction in Science and Math
CEN 505 Chemistry Concepts for High School Teachers
CEN 508 Demonstrations in Chemistry
Note: The information contained on this page is valid as of 5/15/13.
of Student Responsibility
Students themselves—whether new, returning, or continuing—are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and adhering to their degree and/or certificate program requirements. (SPD’s non-matriculating [non-degree] Graduate Students [GSP] are responsible for adhering to the guidelines related to non-matriculated status.) All SPD students are responsible for reviewing, understanding, and complying with University and SPD regulations, policies, and procedures, as described in all official publications, the University website, and the SPD website, including, but not limited to, SPD’s online references, the SPD Bulletin and SPD Academic Calendar.