A-Z Index

Chemistry Education

Program(s) Available: B.S.Ed., Minor

Are you someone who enjoys solving problems, taking things apart, working independently, using math, questioning why things are the way they are and teaching others? If so, a major in chemistry education could be right for you!

Why Study Chemistry Education at Northwest

Chemistry education majors at Northwest study the chemistry curriculum and learn methods to apply it in the classroom. This major prepares students to teach all chemistry courses at the secondary education level (grades 9-12). 

Like all Northwest chemistry majors, students study the science of matter and its transformations from one form to another. Faculty focus on providing practical laboratory experience and foundational knowledge in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry. 

In education courses, faculty incorporate practical teaching knowledge where students learn to implement a curriculum in the classroom, create a positive classroom environment, methods of effective communication and techniques for assessing learners’ progress in the classroom.

Pick your path

Chemistry Education B.S.Ed.

A Bachelor of Science Education in chemistry is available at Northwest. View the 4-year plan or catalog for courses and more information.


Minor Program

Did you know? A minor is also available when completed under the B.S.Ed. The Secondary Program will meet Missouri teacher certification standards for Chemistry grades 9-12.

Career Ready

“Northwest has provided me with a lot of experiences with not just classes but with people and the people interactions, as well.” — Doory Dan

Garrett-Strong Science Building

Garrett-Strong Science Building offers 26 labs where students can gain profession-based experiences on campus. This facility also houses a synthetic cadaver, an aquarium and two museums that feature living animals such as a hedgehog, rats, iguanas and more! 

Garrett-Strong Science Building

Learn to teach at our on-campus school

Horace Mann Laboratory School, an elementary school consisting of grades transitional kindergarten through six, is a clinical teaching environment located on the Northwest campus where students gain profession-based skills. Horace Mann is one of a small number of laboratory schools in the United States and provides hands-on experience for students to ensure they are career-ready upon graduation. 

Learn to teach at our on-campus school

Profession-Based Learning Experiences

Northwest’s award-winning Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation features more than $3 million invested in state-of-the-art instruments that undergraduate students may access to gain profession-based experience.

Profession-Based Learning Experiences

Faculty-led Research

Faculty-led research is an opportunity for undergraduate students to produce original research resulting in publishing their work and gaining valuable professional experience. This is available for students showing interest in furthering their education.

Faculty-led Research
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