Combined Chemistry, BA / Chemistry Education, EdM

The UB Teach chemistry education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn a chemistry BA and a chemistry education EdM in five years. The program focuses on providing you with content expertise in chemistry while preparing you to teach chemistry at the adolescence level (grades 5 to 12).

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Why Chemistry and Chemistry Education at UB?

In this combined program, you will study in the Department of Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education. While in the Department of Chemistry, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the discipline of chemistry; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you learn how to bring chemistry to life in the grades 5 to 12 classroom.

UB prepares highly-qualified teachers who lead their classrooms, shape students’ lives and positively engage with the communities they serve.

While enrolled in this program you will:

  • Learn through hands-on or computational experiments to understand and control matter at the molecular level.
  • Engage in experiments that lead to pioneering discoveries and advance real-world applications of chemistry.
  • Complete intensive clinical education experiences in collaboration with Western New York schools across diverse settings, while learning the nuances of the teaching profession.
  • Gain the skills, expertise and confidence to implement evidence-based practice in the classroom and co-teach alongside an expert teacher in a one-year residency.

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Bachelor of Arts (BA)/Master of Education (EdM)
Certification option Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State (NYS) initial and professional certification in chemistry education
Grade levels 7 to 12 with 5 to 6 extension
Credits required for completion 159
Time to completion 5 years
Course delivery On campus, online
  • Chemistry teacher
  • US Food and Drug Administration
  • Forensic science
  • Pharmaceuticals
Experiential contact hours
  • Clinical experiences embedded in undergraduate and graduate  coursework
  • A full one-year teaching residency in the final year of the program
Application deadline Early action Deadline: Nov. 15
Scholarship consideration: Dec. 8
Regular decision: Feb. 1

Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.
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For more information about coursework and requirements, please contact:
Office of Educator, 716-645-2461