Students who wish to be certified to teach science must pass the PRAXIS, SSAT, and CBEST examinations. The best preparation for the examinations is a B.S. in chemistry or another science. Students must meet with the director of the Center for Science and Mathematics and an advisor in the School of Education for information concerning certification and the teacher education preparation program. Most students complete the teacher preparation program, including student teaching, during a fifth year after graduation. Please refer to the School of Education section of this Catalog for more details.