Chemistry Education

Major

Prepare to teach chemistry at the middle and high school levels by studying Chemistry Education at Taylor University. The Chemistry Education major combines in-depth chemistry studies with practical teaching coursework and application.

As a Chemistry Education major, you will ...

  • explore and study concepts and theories of the various branches of chemistry
  • practice the scientific method through original lab experiments and research projects
  • develop competence in managing equipment and laboratories
  • learn how to make chemistry accessible and understandable to those who aren't science-minded

Education courses teach Chemistry Education students ...

  • how to tailor lessons based on students' psychological development
  • discipline and classroom management in middle and high school settings
  • science education methods
  • ways to approach assessment

Chemistry Education majors develop applicable understanding of:

  • analytical chemistry
  • inorganic chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • physical chemistry
  • biochemistry

Chemistry Education students also take courses in calculus and physics. Every chemistry course involves lab work.

Chemistry Education students may choose electives from a variety of courses including:

  • Environmental pollution and toxicology
  • Advanced inorganic chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Experiential opportunities

  • Labs: Every chemistry course involves lab work.
  • Student teaching: Every Chemistry Education student spends a full semester their senior year teaching domestically or abroad. The semester is split between two placements in different schools, teaching different grade levels.

See the curriculum guide.