MS Chemistry Education
The MS in Chemistry Education is aimed at meeting the need for giving content subjects to teachers of chemistry in colleges and high schools in the country. It is designed: (1) to promote independent, student-centered learning; (2) to make the independent work relevant to the needs of the students; (3) to facilitate timely completion of the program.
The program consists of 32 units, with 26 units of academic subjects, which are largely based in the Chemistry Department, with possible electives from the Departments of Education, Psychology, or other science departments. The remaining 6 units are allotted to either a thesis or a two school-term project.
Students who opt for the Thesis may concentrate on research in basic or applied Chemistry or scholarly work in the area of Chemistry Education. On the other hand, students who choose the Project Track can do two term papers (related or different) on innovations in the teaching of Chemistry, studies on chemical instrumentation and applications, and related areas. The Project Track is especially suitable for practicing teachers.
The undergraduate prerequisite for the program is a B.S. in any natural or physical science. Education graduates with strong specialization in the sciences, especially in Chemistry, may also be considered for admission.
REQUIRED SUBJECTS 17 units
CH ED 201.1 Foundations of Chemistry Curriculum I: 3 units
General, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry
CH ED 201.2 Foundations of Chemistry Curriculum II: 3 units
CH ED 201.3 Foundations of Chemistry Curriculum III: 3 units
Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
CH ED 202.1 Design of Chemistry Experiments Curriculum 2 units
Laboratory I: General, Inorganic, and Physical Chemistry
CH ED 202.2 Design of Chemistry Experiments Curriculum: 2 units
Laboratory II: Organic Chemistry
CH ED 202.3 Design of Chemistry Experiments Curriculum 2 units
Laboratory III: Analytical and Environmental Chemistry
CH 285.1 Graduate Seminar I 1 unit
CH 285.2 Graduate Seminar II 1 unit ELECTIVES 9 units
Any three subjects available at the Chemistry Department or other Science and Engineering Departments, or from Education, Psychology, and related fields with the approval of the Academic Adviser COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATIONS THESIS WRITING OR PROJECT AND ORAL DEFENSE 6 units