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 following recommended courses meet the NYSED guidelines for professional license in this certification content area. Courses with certain departmental subject codes (e.g., CHE) may also be valid for the content area. In the past, this list also included multidisciplinary courses that required course validity forms. Due to changes in the NYSED regulations, Stony Brook no longer validates these courses and cannot include them in the recommended course list.
You may request review of any course that is not on this list.
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
Courses Requiring Course Validity Forms
SPD will cease to supply course validity forms for the courses below after December 30, 2013. If a student completed one of these courses prior to this date, SPD will complete said form on their behalf. However, final determination in each case is incumbent upon a decision by the Office of Teaching Initiatives after course review.
CEB 545 The Nature of Science
Note: The information contained on this page is valid as of 11/22/13.
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.