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Chemistry Education

Student teaching at Middletown Highschool in Delaware.

MASTER CHEMISTRY AND HOW TO TEACH IT

Students studying chemistry education engage in observation, analysis, synthesis and experimentation, breaking natural substances down into their component parts, replicating in the laboratory chemical processes that occur in the physical world and creating new substances to fulfill specific needs. The courses offered in the chemistry education major emphasize the practical application of the principles of chemistry and students learn how chemical knowledge can benefit humankind and society.  

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Physical Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Learning Science
  • Adolescent Development
  • Teaching Methods

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Middle School/High School Teacher
  • Department Chair
  • Teacher Leader
  • Principal
  • Instructional Coach
  • Textbook Author

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Science Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Technology
  • Counseling
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Educational Leadership

What's special about this program?

The Secondary Science Education Program has a partnership agreement with a local school district. Through this program, science teachers collaborate with university personnel to provide an innovative science education program that culminates in a capstone experience of student teaching. The Secondary Science Education Program has led the university in using coteaching as a model for student teaching. This innovative approach on learning to teach emphasizes professional collaborations between students and teachers. Chemistry education students are introduced to STEM and various education technologies to enhance their teaching practice. The university’s clinical faculty oversee the students’ field experiences and provide professional development to the district’s science teachers.

Get Involved

American Chemical Society Student Affiliates

American Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Sample Curriculum

CHEM101 - General Chemistry 

CHEM104  - Chemistry

ENGL110 - Seminar in Composition

MATH241 - Calculus

Foreign Language

CHEM2XX - Chemistry 

EDUC414 - Diversity in Secondary Education 

Liberal Arts Electives 

EDUC413 - Adolescent Development & Educational Psychology 

Chemistry 2XX 

Group B Breadth Course

Second Writing Course

EDUC414 - Teaching Exceptional Adolescents 

CHEM4XX - Chemistry 

SCEN491 - Methods of Teaching Science 

EDUC420 - Reading in the Content Areas 

Spring semester - EDUC400 - Student Teaching 

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This major is eligible for the following program:

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