STEM is in demand—both for students entering STEM fields, and the teachers who need to prepare them. As a chemistry for secondary education major, you'll gain the experience in the lab and classroom that you'll need to teach in grades 6-12.
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
We're not just a leader in teacher education. We're also a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution. That means you'll get intensive, hands-on experience your whole time here. You'll observe and lead classrooms as a teaching major, and conduct research alongside leading chemists.
As a chemistry student, you'll complete a capstone project before you graduate. For more than 50 years, that's been the hallmark of our American Chemical Society-certified program. And it's still the only one of its kind among Michigan's public universities. With a faculty member as your mentor, you'll complete a research project about a subject you're passionate about.
At the same time, you'll be building classroom experience through our time-tested teaching program. You can even spend a semester in the Dominican Republic or Florida, learning to adapt your teaching skills in an unfamiliar place.
As a graduate, you'll qualify for your Michigan teacher's certificate, and be able to teach chemistry in grades 6-12.
As a chemistry for secondary education student, you will:
- Learn in the four-story, 60,000-square-foot Dow Science Complex. This state-of-the-art center supports NMR spectrometry, radioactive materials research, and mass spectrometry and spectroscopy.
- Sharpen your teaching skills at our Center for Excellence in STEM Education, where you'll work with students from area schools.
- Join a group of fellow science lovers. The student chapter of the American Chemical Society has been recognized for excellence for eight years in a row.
Careers & Outcomes
In this program, you'll gain the skills and qualification necessary to teach chemistry to grades 6-12.
|Middle/High School Teacher||$45,759|
|Curriculum and Instructional Designer/Developer||$62,073|