This curriculum is offered in cooperation with the School of Education. It is designed primarily for those wishing to teach chemistry at the secondary level.
To provide prospective secondary chemistry teachers with knowledge of:
- Educational and human relations skills necessary to effectively communicate in their chosen field;
- The cultural significance of chemistry as it relates to technology and social conditions, and how chemistry relates to other branches of science; and
- Experimental methods used in chemistry, and the skills necessary to develop meaningful laboratory experiences for their students.
The Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry/Life Science (Teaching) requires 121 hours, and includes the following science and mathematics courses.
All prospective teachers must request admission to teacher education by making formal application. See criteria under Admission to School of Education. Education course requirements are listed under the Curriculum for a Bachelor of Science in Education.
Research experiences for course credit are available to students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry or forensic chemistry or physics. At times, financial assistance for undergraduate research experiences may be available through extramural funding. Students should inquire with the departmental chairperson concerning the availability of this funding.