Secondary Education: General Chemistry (6-12)


The University of North Alabama is dedicated to making the transfer process as simple as possible. As required by Alabama State Law, UNA will take your course work as outlined in the appropriate STARS Transfer Guide and enable you to graduate with the same number of hours as native UNA students in the same degree program (assuming you do not change majors). Together, the Transfer Guide and the UNA Area V Page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and prevent the loss of credit hours upon transfer. If you have obtained a Transfer Guide for a major in Secondary Education—General Chemistry, be sure to print this page and use it along with the Guide. Upon transfer, please bring these documents to insure a smooth academic transition.


  • This document is not designed to replace or override Areas I-IV of the official STARS Transfer Guide. It simply provides a list of recommended course options for students who are seriously considering a transfer to UNA.
  • If you are transferring to UNA from an institution outside the Alabama Community College System, please contact the UNA Office of Admissions for the most up-to-date transfer information.

Maximum total number of electives/pre‐professional hours:  24

Hours specified by the Approved STARS Area V Guide: 12  (see the approved transfer guide at ) 

Remaining 12 hours should be selected from/include the following:

Area V: Additional Requirements

Mathematics (select one of the following two blocks of courses):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Course Hours
MA 112, MA 121, and MA 122 (9 semester hours) MTH 112 and MTH 120 No equivalent for MA 122 (take at UNA) 9
--OR-- --OR--
MA 125 and MA 126 (8 semester hours) MTH 125 and MTH 126 8
Additional required courses (select each of the following if not taken in Areas I-IV):
UNA Course Community College Course Equivalent Course Hours
CH 321 (3 hours), CH 321LW (2 hours) CHM 220 (must be 5 semester hours) 5
ED 299 PSY 210 3
PH 251  PHY 213 (must be 5 semester hours) 5
PH 252 PHY 214 (must be 5 semester hours) 5
Approved Electives Varies (Contact UNA)

Additional Notes:
All Natural Science courses must include the corresponding Laboratory.

Admission to UNA does not guarantee admission to the Teacher Education Program. Separate admission is required. For detailed information, see “Teacher Education Requirements” in the UNA Undergraduate Catalog, or contact the UNA College of Education.

Secondary Education students should contact their content area advisor for content area questions and their education advisor for questions about their education program. It is important for students to contact both advisors (content area and education) during their first semester at UNA. Failure to do so may delay a student’s graduation.

Students who begin college in fall 2002 or thereafter are required to show proof of an acceptable multicultural experience.

Questions about UNA degree programs in Secondary Education—General Chemistry should be directed to:

Dr. Gary Padgett, Professor
Department of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
(256) 765-5842
528A Stevens Hall
UNA Box 5046
Florence, AL 35632-0001

UNA College of Education and Human Sciences

Please print this document and attach it to the University of North Alabama
Articulation Guide. 
Together, this document and the articulation guide comprise the articulation 
agreement for a major in Secondary Education—General Chemistry, at the University of North Alabama. 
Name:____________________________ Date:_________________ 
Thank you for choosing the University of North Alabama!