Chemistry Education Secondary
- Major Courses, General Education Courses and Minor Declaration Options
- Admission and Transfer Requirements
- Graduation Requirements
Why Choose 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 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 teaching at the secondary level is required. A teaching minor is also required.
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 program leads to recommendation for a Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate. The program is designed to take full advantage of the unusual, hands-on Ferris instructional capabilities in developing both teaching and subject matter competency. Students receive the broad background in classroom, laboratory and field training essential to be effective teachers.
Teacher Certification Requirements
As required by the State of Michigan to receive teacher certification, all teacher candidates must: (1) must meet the MDE (CAEP) cohort requirements, (2) pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification content tests in their subject area majors, and (3) have a 2.75 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of your individual program.
School of Education
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Telephone: (231) 591-5361
Chemistry Teaching, BS - 137-149 Credits
Related - 12-14 Credits
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