Why Major in Chemistry Education?

Chemistry teachers guide students in discovering the marvelous logic, efficient simplicity and design behind a myriad of complex events in nature. The technological revolution has added an infectious new excitement to the lessons of chemistry. Chemistry education today provides access to new knowledge, helping people understand how things happen in the natural and physical environment.

The employment outlook for chemistry education students is excellent. Graduates of the chemistry education degree program are prepared to teach in high schools and also have the necessary basic preparation to enter a career in industry or pursue an advanced degree in science. One semester of directed chemistry teaching at the secondary level is required. A teaching minor is also required.

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Chemistry education is a four-year curriculum that may be selected as a major. A teaching minor is also required. You cannot have a chemistry teaching minor with this teaching major. Successful completion of the chemistry education degree program leads to recommendation for a Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate. The chemistry education degree program is designed to take full advantage of the unusual, hands-on Ferris instructional capabilities in developing both teaching and subject matter competency. Students of the chemistry education degree program receive the broad background in classroom, laboratory and field training essential to be effective chemistry education teachers.

Chemistry Education Bachelor's Degree
Admission Requirements

High school students and college students transferring into the chemistry education program with 29 credit hours or less must possess a high school grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale) or an ACT composite score of 15. College students transferring into the chemistry education degree program with 30 credit hours or more must possess a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students wishing to transfer into the Chemistry Education program with completed majors or minors must have the appropriate GPA as established by each department. Consult the Chemistry Education description for all other admission requirements.

College Degree Chemistry Education
Graduation Requirements

The chemistry education degree program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Education, College of Education & Human Services. Graduates of the chemistry education degree program must complete all of Ferris State's general education, chemistry, and education requirements. Professional education requirements include a semester of directed student chemistry teaching. Consult chemistry education degree program description for all other admission requirements.

A 2.50 GPA is required for successful completion of chemistry education major.

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