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Chemistry Education

Learn the skills necessary to inspire the next generation of students with a passion for science.

Gain a foundational understanding of how things happen in the natural and physical environment and how to instill an appreciation for chemical processes into the minds of young learners.

With real-world classroom experience, our professors combine hands-on training with practical instruction to introduce you to the scientific concepts behind environmental chemistry, biochemistry, the history and philosophy of science, and the fundamentals of teaching science.

You will have the option to pursue a chemistry certification track or a unified science track to broaden your teaching possibilities within the science field. Multiple field experiences will ensure that you receive the hands-on training you need to launch your career in science education.

Career Opportunities

  • High school chemistry or science teacher with Missouri certification. In general, most states recognize Missouri certificates and require few additional courses for certification in those states.


Department Chair

Michael Tenneson, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Professor of Biology

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