An ACS Approved Degree that Transforms Students into Chemistry Educators
CMU's Chemistry Teaching (B.S. in Education) program prepares students to teach chemistry at the secondary education level (grades 6 through 12) through a curriculum that combines professional education courses with a chemistry major that is fully approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS). CMU’s program provides a thorough foundation in chemistry and teaching theoretical and practical knowledge, laboratory and problem-solving skills, information literacy, communication, safety, and ethics.
CMU is the only public university in Michigan to have a required thesis-based research capstone for all chemistry majors, including chemistry teaching majors. Every student works one-on-one with a faculty member to design and execute a research project—in this program, the research is often focused on chemical education—then communicate their findings through a written thesis and a poster presentation. Many students publish in peer-reviewed journals and travel to present their work at regional or national scientific meetings.
See our undergraduate capstone research page for more information. In addition, all chemistry teaching majors take upper-level chemistry-specific teaching courses.
The Chemistry Teaching B.S. in Education degree has professional education and chemistry major requirements. Review these program requirements with an
who will help you plan your coursework.