Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Chemistry (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (M.A.T.) Graduate (Combined B.S./M.A.T.) - 2015 University Catalog

The Bachelor's/MAT Dual-Certification Inclusive Education Program provides students with the opportunity to receive both a bachelor's and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with teacher certification in both general education and special education.  The program is designed to help teachers develop competencies needed to teach students who have disabilities along with those who do not.

In this program, students complete general education and major requirements and an initial set of coursework in education as undergraduates. As graduate students, they will complete the coursework in education and conduct their fieldwork and student teaching.

TEACHING (CHEMISTRY & STUDENTS w/DISAB)

Complete 36 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE PART I

    Complete 2 courses:

    SASE 521 Inclusive iSTeM for the Adolescent Learner II (3 hours lecture) 3
    SPED 586 Transition Services for Students with Disabilities (3 hours lecture) 3
  2. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE PART II

    Complete the following 2 requirement(s):

    1. Complete .

      CHEM 501 Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School (3 hours lecture) 3
    2. Complete 2 requirement(s):

      1. Complete the following 2 courses:

        SASE 526 Teaching for Learning I (3 hours lecture) 3
        SASE 527 Fieldwork (3 hours lecture) 3
      2. Complete 1 course from the following:

        ECEL 691 Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture) 3
        SPED 691 Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture) 3
  3. GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL SEQUENCE PART III

    Complete the following 2 courses:

    SASE 529 Student Teaching (6 hours lab) 6
    SASE 543 Teaching for Learning II (3 hours lecture) 3
  4. ADDITIONAL GRADUATE COURSES

    The following coursework is completed as part of the undergraduate component.

    1. Complete 2 courses:

      SASE 520 Inclusive iSTEM for the Adolescent Learner I (3 hours lecture) 3
      SPED 584 Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom 2-3
    2. Complete 1 course from the following with advisor approval:

      CHEM 501 Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 510 Hazardous Materials Management (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 520 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 525 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 530 Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 532 Organic Synthesis (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 533 Biosynthesis of Natural Products (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 534 Separation and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 536 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Theory and Practice (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 538 Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 540 Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 542 Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 544 Chemical Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 546 Chemical Spectroscopy (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 548 Chemical Kinetics (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 550 Organometallic Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 560 Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 570 Advanced Biochemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 574 Protein Structure (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 575 Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 576 Lipid Biochemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 577 Nucleic Acid Biochemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 578 Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      CHEM 579 Biomolecular Assay Development (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab) 3
      CHEM 582 Biochemical Pharmacology (3 hours lecture) 3
      CHEM 590 Selected Topics-Advanced Chemistry (3 hours lecture) 3
  5. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

    In the term that you will sit for exam, register for - which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.

    GRAD CMP Comprehensive Examination 0

Course Descriptions:

CHEM501: Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School (3 hours lecture)

Study of objectives, recent trends, methods of presentation, courses of study, lesson planning, instructional aids, and subject matter of high school chemistry. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: 16 semester hours in chemistry.

CHEM510: Hazardous Materials Management (3 hours lecture)

Exploration of the physical and chemical characteristics of hazardous chemicals, hazardous waste, and mixed waste materials. Their sources, handling, transportation, storage, disposal, and regulation. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 230 or equivalent. For majors in College of Sciences and Mathematics or instructor's permission.

CHEM520: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Major topics include: Covalent, ionic and metallic bonding; molecular structure and polarity; Bronsted-Lowry, Lewis, and hard/soft acid and base theory; symmetry and group theory; periodic trends; structures, isomers, ligand field theory, spectra, and reactions of transition metal coordination compounds; bonding and reactions of organometallic compounds; and the biological and medicinal roles of metal ions. Previous course CHEM 521 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 420 or departmental approval.

CHEM525: Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Exploration of the vital roles that metal atoms play in biochemical processes. Transition metal interactions with proteins will be emphasized. The course will focus on the structural, regulatory, catalytic, transport, and oxidation-reduction functions of metal containing biomolecules. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II) or instructor's permission.

CHEM530: Advanced Organic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

Structure, reactivity and mechanisms in organic chemistry: Topics include bonding, stereochemistry, aromaticity, study of reaction mechanisms and reactive intermediates, linear free energy relationships, pericyclic reactions and organic photochemistry. Previous course CHEM 531 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 430 or departmental approval.

CHEM532: Organic Synthesis (3 hours lecture)

Detailed study of the art, methods, and the philosophy of organic synthesis beginning with a review of classical and modern synthetic methods, followed by the planning theory of synthesis and culminating in a study of elegant syntheses in the literature. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 430 (Advanced Organic Chemistry).

CHEM533: Biosynthesis of Natural Products (3 hours lecture)

A study of natural products with emphasis on the biosynthesis of primary and secondary metabolites. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 430 (Advanced Organic Chemistry) or equivalent.

CHEM534: Separation and Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Theory and practice of major chromatographic and spectroscopic methods; including GC, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, FTIR, DAD- UV-VIS, and NMR. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310 (Analytical Chemistry) and CHEM 311 (Instrumental Analysis) or equivalents.

CHEM536: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Theory and Practice (3 hours lecture)

A combination lecture/hands-on course utilizing the department's FT-NMR's to provide students with theoretical background and practical experience in modern 1-D and 2-D FT-NMR. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310 (Analytical Chemistry) and 311 (Instrumental Analysis) or equivalents.

CHEM538: Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

A comprehensive course covering the design and action of pharmaceutical agents. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation into the graduate program or permission of instructor.

CHEM540: Advanced Physical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

In-depth covering of thermodynamic concepts such as state functions and chemical equilibrium, calorimetry, molecular interactions, activities. Introduction to quantum chemistry. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II) or instructor's permission.

CHEM542: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy (3 hours lecture)

Theoretical development of quantum mechanics as applied to chemistry. Application of theoretical procedure to atomic and molecular structure and bonding. Introduction to the theory of molecular spectroscopy. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 540 or departmental approval.

CHEM544: Chemical Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry (3 hours lecture)

In-depth study of classical thermodynamics. Development of thermodynamic functions describing chemical systems in equilibrium, with emphasis on systems of variable composition. Principles and application of electrochemistry, relationship of electrochemical principles to classical thermodynamics, and practical applications of electrochemistry. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 540 or departmental approval.

CHEM546: Chemical Spectroscopy (3 hours lecture)

Introduction to the theory of molecular spectroscopy. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II).

CHEM548: Chemical Kinetics (3 hours lecture)

Kinetics in its role of elucidating reaction mechanisms. Discussion of recent problems from the chemical literature including fast reactions and enzyme kinetics. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II).

CHEM550: Organometallic Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

The course will introduce students to organometallic chemistry, mainly involving transition metals, but also including some main group metals. The material covered will focus on the unique chemistry of these compounds and their uses in organic synthesis, material science, and as catalysts. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 420 and CHEM 430 or equivalents.

CHEM560: Advanced Analytical Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

This course builds on existing knowledge of analytical chemistry to develop a deeper understanding of how quality and quantity of data, propagation of errors, and instrumentation and laboratory protocols affect the uncertainty in measurements. This will be tied into the relevance and importance of validation of equipment and protocols and standard laboratory practices, which are discussed in light of requirements from regulatory agencies. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 310 and CHEM 311 or departmental approval.

CHEM570: Advanced Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)

Structure, function, and chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, nucleic acids, and lipids. Analytical methods biochemists use to study metabolism, regulation, binding, and catalytic activity of biomolecules. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or instructor's permission.

CHEM574: Protein Structure (3 hours lecture)

Primary, secondary and tertiary structure of proteins, protein structural motifs and protein structural families. Globular proteins, DNA binding proteins, membrane proteins, signal transduction systems, immune system protein structure, methods used for determination of protein structure. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: One semester of introductory Biochemistry or similar background.

CHEM575: Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms (3 hours lecture)

The following properties of enzymes are considered: structure, specificity, catalytic power, mechanism of action, multienzyme complexes, kinetics, regulation, and multienzyme systems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or equivalent.

CHEM576: Lipid Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)

Chemistry of plant and animal lipids, their occurrence, metabolism, and industrial uses. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or equivalent.

CHEM577: Nucleic Acid Biochemistry (3 hours lecture)

This course will present fundamental aspects of nucleic acid biochemistry including structure and biological function and will be organized according to a systematic consideration of techniques used in the study of nucleic acids. Current literature and key topics such as protein-DNA, protein-drug complexes and nucleic acid repair mechanisms will be considered. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or equivalent.

CHEM578: Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

Fundamental techniques used to isolate, characterize, and study nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids. Theory and application of buffers, spectrophotometry, tissue fractionation, centrifugation, extraction, chromatographic separations, electrophoresis, radioactivity, enzyme purification and dinetics, enzymatic assays, NMR and MS structure determination. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or equivalent.

CHEM579: Biomolecular Assay Development (2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab)

This course will provide the student with hands-on experience of state of the art techniques used for drug discovery research in the pharmaceutical industry. These techniques include assay development for high throughput screening and molecular docking methods for lead discovery. Using these techniques will allow the student to understand the drug discovery process, which includes a dialogue between crystallographers, medicinal chemists, biochemists, and biologists. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 or instructor's permission.

CHEM582: Biochemical Pharmacology (3 hours lecture)

How drugs interact with, and influence biochemical pathways relevant to disease in the whole organism. Topics covered in this course deal with a review of fundamental concepts in biochemistry relevant to drug discovery, the process of drug discovery and specific examples of drug interactions with biochemical pathways and how they impact human disease. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 370 and CHEM 371.

CHEM590: Selected Topics-Advanced Chemistry (3 hours lecture)

An in-depth study of selected areas in either analytical, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry, with special emphasis upon recent developments in the field. May be repeated three times for a maximum of 12 credits as long as the topic is different each time. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: CHEM 341 (Physical Chemistry II) or instructor's permission.

ECEL691: Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)

The culminating experience for the BA/MAT Dual Certification programs, this course focuses on policies, issues, and trends related to the education of students in inclusive settings. Relevant sociological and cultural perspectives focused on the social construction of dis/ability are examined as well as their implications for the schools. Students synthesize, analyze, and evaluate issues of relevance to inclusive education that will impact their professional careers as teachers in inclusive environments and the future of inclusive education. Students also conduct an empirical research project on inclusion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 graduate credits in the program.

GRADCMP: Comprehensive Examination

This course is a placeholder for matriculated master's students planning to take the departmental Comprehensive Examination. Successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination will result in a grade of P, unsuccessful students will receive a grade of NC. Students who do not successfully complete the Comprehensive Examination will be required to register for this placeholder course in each term for which they plan to take the examination (limited to three). 0 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Master's degree program required.

SASE520: Inclusive iSTEM for the Adolescent Learner I (3 hours lecture)

This course provides an introduction to integrative STEM education (e.g., Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as a tool to advance student learning in the STEM content areas, creativity, and innovation. Teachers today have a strong commitment to teaching the subject matter as listed in their content-area standards. However, given the changing trends in education and the push for technology integration, teachers and students are facing rapid change. This course addresses the essential question, "How do you inspire learning and creativity in all students according to the standards while maintaining balance in your core curriculum?" Through exploration of "big ideas" in invention and innovation, teacher candidates will begin to answer this question. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579 and SPED 568.

SASE521: Inclusive iSTeM for the Adolescent Learner II (3 hours lecture)

This course examines research and pedagogy for integrative STEM teaching and learning. In this course, teacher candidates learn to systematically apply design-based inquiry and project-based learning, and national STEM (e.g., Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) standards and integrative curricula. The setting for the study of inclusive iSTeM and design-based inquiry will focus on initiating iSteM teaching and learning in inclusive middle/secondary math and science classrooms, with particular attention to improving access to the general education STEM curriculum for students with disabilities and English language learners. Students will demonstrate their learning through design and inquiry projects, field-based, universally-designed instructional planning and implementation, class discussions, and writing assignments. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579 and SPED 568 and SASE 522.

SASE526: Teaching for Learning I (3 hours lecture)

This is the first course in a two-semester sequence (SASE 526, SASE 543). This course focuses on developing classroom practices necessary for student teaching and the beginning of a professional career in teaching, building from the knowledge and skills developed in previous courses in the professional sequence. In conjunction with SASE 527-Fieldwork, students have the opportunity to observe in classrooms and to do individual, small group, and whole class teaching. Students investigate democratic classroom practice by focusing on curriculum development; creating a positive, well-structured climate for learning in their classrooms; learning and practicing techniques for effective classroom management; and choosing appropriate teaching strategies and assessments to create successful learning experiences for their students. Previous course CURR 526 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; SASE 509 or EDFD 509; SASE 516 or EDFD 516; SASE 517; SASE 518; READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE527: Fieldwork (3 hours lecture)

Students spend 60 hours, or approximately one day per week, in a selected public school. Activities include, but are not limited to, observing classroom teachers, facilitating small group and individual instruction, participating in after-school activities, tutoring, attending department meetings, shadowing and interviewing students and teachers, lesson planning and teaching, and assessing student work. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Previous course CURR 527 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 509 or EDFD 509; and SASE 516 or EDFD 516; and SASE 517; and SASE 518; and EDFD 519 or SASE 519; and READ 501. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE529: Student Teaching (6 hours lab)

Full time student teaching in the public schools of New Jersey for the duration of a semester is required of all students who complete the regular program of certification requirements. 6 hour lab requirements. May be repeated once for a maximum of 12.0 credits. Previous course CURR 529 effective through Spring 2014. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 509 or EDFD 509; and SASE 516 or EDFD 516; and SASE 517; and SASE 518; and SASE 519 or EDFD 519; and SASE 526; and SASE 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SASE543: Teaching for Learning II (3 hours lecture)

This is the second course in a two-semester sequence (SASE 526, SASE 543). This course focuses on putting into practice all the knowledge and skills students have developed throughout their professional sequence in their full-time, supervised student teaching experience. A primary focus is on planning and implementing curriculum. In addition to curriculum planning and using appropriate instructional and assessment strategies, students learn about the impact of the school and classroom culture and climate on student learning and on relationships between and among students, teachers, and other professionals in school. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. Previous course CURR 543 effective through Spring 2014. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SASE 505 or EDFD 505; and SASE 509 or EDFD 509; and SASE 516 or EDFD 516; and SASE 517; and SASE 518; and SASE 526; and SASE 527; and READ 501; and content area methods course(s). Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SPED584: Assessment and Evaluation in the Inclusive Classroom

This course is designed to be an introduction for pre-service teachers in the field of Special Education assessment and accountability. The course will introduce students to elements of traditional assessment, including record keeping, grading, objective and essay testing, theories of validity as well as authentic, performance, and portfolio assessment. The keeping of anecdotal records, inclusion, heterogeneous groups, and accommodations will also be components of this course. 2 - 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SPED586: Transition Services for Students with Disabilities (3 hours lecture)

This course will focus on a Research-Based and Teacher-Tested Support Model for planning and implementing transition services for students with disabilities. Successful transition services will allow students to build the bridges toward becoming independent self advocates with the insights, skills, knowledge, and learning techniques for successful transition from school to adult life. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: SPED 579. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).

SPED691: Issues, Policies and Trends in Inclusive Education (3 hours lecture)

The culminating experience for the BA/MAT Dual Certification programs, this course focuses on policies, issues, and trends related to the education of students in inclusive settings. Relevant sociological and cultural persepectives focused on the social construction of disability are examined as well as their implications for the schools. Students synthesize, analyze, andevaluate issues of relevance to inclusive education that will impact their professional careers as teachers in inclusive environments and the future of inclusive education. Students also conduct an empirical research project on inclusion. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Completion of 12 Graduate credits in the program. Students must be enrolled in a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional Teaching Certificate (CRI), Educational Services Certificate (CRE) or Master of Education (MED).