Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Secondary Education Minor

  • Overview

    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.
  • Curriculum

    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

    • Jeanne D. Gulnick

      Assistant Professor of Chemistry

      PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook
      MPh, SUNY at Stony Brook
      BA, University of Virginia

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    • Thomas Hancock

      Assistant Professor of Education

      EdD, Nova Southeastern University
      MS, New Hampshire College
      BS, Husson College

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    • Emily Lesher

      Assistant Professor of Natural Science

      PhD, Colorado School of Mines
      MS, Colorado School of Mines
      BA, Dartmouth College

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    Jeanne D. Gulnick

    Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    PhD, SUNY at Stony Brook
    MPh, SUNY at Stony Brook
    BA, University of Virginia

    Learn more about Jeanne

    Thomas Hancock

    Assistant Professor of Education

    EdD, Nova Southeastern University
    MS, New Hampshire College
    BS, Husson College

    Learn more about Tom

    Emily Lesher

    Assistant Professor of Natural Science

    PhD, Colorado School of Mines
    MS, Colorado School of Mines
    BA, Dartmouth College

    Learn more about Emily