Chemistry M.S. — Education Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 30 Credits

See “Chemistry M.S.”.

Degree Requirements

Research Credits — 5-12 hours

CHEM 600Seminar in Chemistry

1

and either

CHEM 695Thesis Proposal

1

CHEM 699Thesis

1 - 9

or

CHEM 693Chemical Research

1 - 10

NOTE: Students must take CHEM 600 two separate times for a total of 2 hours. If students choose to complete a thesis, they must complete 6 hours of CHEM 699. If a student chooses the non-thesis option, they must complete 3-10 hours of CHEM 693.

Chemistry Elective Credits — 6-19 hours

CHEM 522Advanced Analytical Chemistry

3

CHEM 523Chemical Spectroscopy

3

CHEM 533Organic Synthesis and Stereochemistry

3

CHEM 534Theory and Mechanisms of Organic Reactions

3

CHEM 543Organometallic Chemistry

3

CHEM 556Physical Chemistry of Atomic and Microscopic Systems

3

CHEM 560Environmental Chemistry

2

CHEM 581General Biochemistry I

4

CHEM 582General Biochemistry II

4

CHEM 587Toxicology

3

CHEM 590Advanced Topics in Chemistry

3

Pedagogy Credits — 6-19 hours

CHEM 682Problems in Teaching Chemistry

3

PSY 540Theories and Principles of Learning

3

Electives

EDEL 620Researched Applications for Instruction in Mathematics, K-9

3

ET 503Computers in Education

3

PSY 674Measurement I: Educational Testing

3

SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research

3

NOTE: With the approval of the candidate's graduate advisor, courses may be taken in the natural sciences, mathematics, computer science, education, etc., as necessary to broaden the candidate's background.

All students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination in chemical education. Students completing a thesis must successfully defend the thesis.

Qualifier Examinations — Each student must pass qualifying examinations in three of five areas selected from chemistry content (analytical, biological, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry). Students will have two opportunities to pass each area exam. Qualifier examinations are scheduled during the week preceding the beginning of classes each semester. If an examination is failed, the requirement may be satisfied by completing designated undergraduate coursework in the appropriate subdiscipline with a minimum grade of “B.”