Chemistry Education

Our master's program in chemistry education focuses on preparing you to teach chemistry at the adolescence level. You will join a dynamic community of chemistry education teachers, educators and researchers who engage and question 21st century critical issues in chemistry education.

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Why Chemistry Education at UB?

The features of our program include:
  • addressing critical issues in chemistry education
  • applying innovative teaching and learning approaches in the chemistry education classroom
  • designing and conducting research related to assessment, equity, inclusion, inquiry and technology
  • developing and administering assessment methods appropriate for chemistry education contexts
  • understanding the environmental, psychological and social conditions of chemistry education teaching and learning

To be eligible for this program, you must have majored in or completed 30 credit hours in CHEMISTRY.

Chemistry Education Programs

Initial Initial / Professional Professional

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for NYS Initial Certification in Chemistry Education
Grade level 7 to 12
Credits required for completion 33 
Time to completion 2 to 4 full-time semesters
Course delivery On campus
Career opportunities
  • Chemistry teacher
  • Corporate trainer
  • Museum and environmental organization work
  • Science and curriculum specialist
Experiential contact hours
  • 1 academic year (fall/spring) of student teaching
  • Additional clinical hours may be required prior to student teaching residency. This is based on academic program and opportunities for specific students
  • Academic advisors assist with outlining specific clinical requirements
Application deadline

Priority Deadlines

Feb. 1, then rolling until April 15


Content Distribution Prerequisites

This worksheet is intended as an advising tool to assist you in your planning. Use this worksheet to help you select courses during your undergraduate studies that will fulfill the content distribution prerequisites that are required by the Graduate School of Education.

Science Content Prerequisites Worksheet

Frequently Asked Questions

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Graduate School of Education
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