The BS Chemistry secondary education certification program ensures that students have experience in all 5 traditional areas of chemistry- inorganic, organic, physical, analytical, and biochemistry. The education courses prepare students to become effective teachers. Students interested in high school teaching should also consider the BS Chemistry IMAT program as an alternative to this program that may be a better choice for many students.
Students will complete both the requirements for the chemistry degree as well as a variety of education courses. Careful planning allows completion of the coursework in 4 years with a teaching apprenticeship serving as a capstone in an additional semester.