Graduate 2019-2020

Chemistry M.S. — Education Emphasis Non-Thesis Option

College of Natural and Health Sciences

Degree Requirements - 30 credits

See "Chemistry MS "

Degree Requirements

Required Courses - 7 hours

CHEM 682Problems in Teaching Chemistry

3

PSY 540Theories and Principles of Learning

3

CHEM 600Seminar in Chemistry

1

or

CHEM 622Directed Studies

1- 3

NOTE: Take CHEM 600 or CHEM 622.  Students should consult their advisor to choose the appropriate option.

Chemistry Electives - 12 hours maximum

In consultation with their advisor, candidates can select up to 12 hours of chemistry elective coursework. 

CHEM 522Advanced Analytical Chemistry

3

CHEM 523Chemical Spectroscopy

3

CHEM 525Forensic Chemistry

4

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 622Directed Studies

1- 3

Pedagogy Electives - 11 hours minimum

In consultation with their advisor, candidates can select at least 11 hours of appropriate graduate-level courses in supporting areas such as Psychology, Educational Technology, Science Education, Education Foundations, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Applied Psychology and Counselor Education, and Statistics and Research Methods.

Note: In addition to course requirements, all students must successfully complete a comprehensive examination in chemical education that includes the ACS General Chemistry I and II standardized examinations with a grade of 80% or higher.

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 two week period preceding the beginning of the Fall 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.”