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
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
- 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.