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.

Recommended Chemistry Education electives include:

  • 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.

Visit Taylor and ask us about other Chemistry Education options, such as the Southern Teachers Agency and the Woodrow Wilson Science Fellowship.