Chemistry M.S. — Education Emphasis

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements — 30 Credits

See “Chemistry M.S.”.

Degree Requirements

Research Credits — 9 hours

CHEM 600Seminar in Chemistry

1

and either

CHEM 695Thesis Proposal

1

CHEM 699Thesis

1 - 6

or

CHEM 693Chemical Research

1 - 9

NOTE: All students must take CHEM 600 two separate times for a total of 2 hours. Students completing a thesis must also take 1 hour of CHEM 695 and 6 hours of CHEM 699. Students completing the non-thesis option must take 7 hours of CHEM 693 instead of CHEM 695 and CHEM 699.

Chemistry Elective Credits — 6-15 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 560Environmental Chemistry

2

CHEM 581General Biochemistry I

4

CHEM 582General Biochemistry II

4

CHEM 587Toxicology

3

CHEM 590Advanced Topics in Chemistry

3

CHEM 693Chemical Research

1 - 9

Pedagogy Credits — 6-15 hours

CHEM 682Problems in Teaching Chemistry

3

SCED 694Science Education Research

3

Pedagogy/Research Methods Electives

In conjunction with their advisor, candidates can select appropriate graduate-level courses in supporting areas such as:

Statistics and Research Methods (SRM)
Psychology (PSY)
Educational Technology (ET)
Science Education (SCED)

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.”