Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Secondary Education Minor
With this major, students will acquire important skills and methods for scientific research, analysis, and synthesis.
At a Glance
- Routinely work one-on-one with faculty members.
- Small class size.
- Up-to-date laboratory equipment.
- Student engagement and training in modern methods and practical experience.
The Bachelor of Science major in Chemistry combined with a minor in Secondary Education is the basis for a career as a middle school or high school chemistry teacher. Students who aspire to teach middle school or high school chemistry also take a series of education courses in the secondary education minor with regular observations in chemistry classrooms in area middle schools or high schools during their sophomore and junior years and then successful completion of a semester of senior student teaching.
This course of study has been approved by the State of Maine Department of Education and allows students to apply for certification as middle school or high school teachers. Students from other states should work with their secondary education advisor to secure current certification requirements for those states.
Students earn a full bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. The Secondary Education Minor courses are as follows:
Freshman Year: Foundations of Education
Sophomore Year: Curriculum Design Practicum – Secondary Education
Junior Year: Educational Psychology, Exceptionality, and Teaching Methods in the Secondary School
Senior Year: Student Teaching and Measurement & Evaluation