A graduate in Chemistry Education receives specific training in chemistry and education in preparation for a teaching career in secondary schools.

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Share Your Passion for Chemistry with Others

This program provides the training and experience needed to begin a career in secondary education. This program allows students to choose from a variety of science education minors.

  • Teachers who care
  • Small class sizes facilitate meaningful interactions between students and faculty mentors.

BYU-Idaho helped prepare me for teaching by helping me understand that teaching is very fluid and that focusing on the needs of students, combined with ample preparation, would help me be a great teacher.

Megan V.,
BYU-I Graduate

Career Path

Graduates with a degree in Chemistry Education have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.

Highlighted Career Paths

Secondary Education Teacher

Middle or high school teachers plan lessons, teach students as an entire class or in small groups, conduct assessments of student learning, and prepare students for standardized tests.

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Getting started in this degree

If you want to get a taste for Chemistry Education, start with one of the following major-specific courses. To find out if Chemistry Education is right for you, take the following classes first:

  • CHEM 105 —  General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 105L — General Chemistry I Lab
  • ED200 — Teaching as a Profession

For a full listing of all courses required for this degree, refer to the course catalog.

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