BA in Chemical Education

Our Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with a Chemical Education major combines the rigorous requirements of the Chemistry BA program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students for teaching chemistry at the secondary level. The major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship.

Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the Florida Department of Education, which allows them to teach 6th to 12th grade throughout the state. Students may conduct research with the department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields. Some students present the results of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Students may visit FIUteach for opportunities to try out teaching at no cost.

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College to Career

  • Secondary education teacher
  • Soil and plant scientists
  • Materials scientists
  • Food science technicians
  • Chemical technicians
  • Environmental science and protection technicians
  • Chemical plant and system operators

For more opportunities, visit the American Chemical Society.