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Inspiring the next generation

Do you remember the teacher who first inspired your love of chemistry? You can probably picture that educator’s face and the excitement it conveyed. If you dream of opening the minds of the next generation to behold the wonder and mystery of chemistry, then you’ve found your path as a chemistry teacher.

At SFA, you’ll learn in the classroom and conduct research with our high-tech lab equipment. This research experience will prove invaluable when you take the helm of a classroom. Our focus on hands-on education will inspire you to bring experiential learning to your own students as well. Learning by doing is the Lumberjack way.

Chemistry education career opportunities

With a minor in secondary education, chemistry majors learn the classroom management and education skills to become effective high school chemistry teachers. If they pursue graduate studies, students can teach at the college or university level.

Undergraduate programs and requirements

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

A minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework is required for a bachelor's degree in the chemistry department, including the following components:

  • General university degree requirements for Bachelor of Science
  • 35 core chemistry hours
  • 15 major and 18 minor hours within major
  • Secondary education minor

Required courses in secondary education

Prerequisite requirements for admission to the secondary education program and minor include HMS 203 and admission to teacher education.

Requirements for certification include: SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 442 and 443.

Requirements for the secondary education minor are SED 370, 371, 372, 450, 450L, 460, 442 and 443. Internship Application: Complete this during the semester prior to taking SED 450/450L.

*See General Bulletin for additional details, guidelines and requirements

For more information on chemistry education course offerings, please visit the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Physical Address:
Math Building
Suite 108

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 13006, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962-3006

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