Specialize in Chemistry and Education
Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education degree program provides a career path in education for those with a passion for chemistry. Prepare to teach undergraduate courses in chemistry at a two-year or four-year institution in both campus and online modalities.
The chemistry education program’s curriculum balances chemistry content with pedagogical practices, so students can advance their understanding of chemistry concepts, as well as develop into an effective educator. One unique aspect of GCU’s industry-led curriculum is the integration of faith reflecting the core values of the university’s Christian worldview. Questions of ethical philosophy in relation to science, chemistry and technological innovation arise in classroom discussions. Exploring these challenges and conflicts helps cultivate leaders in the field who are ready to make a difference with strong moral conviction.
Play a Role in the Future of Science
By surveying pedagogical practices and examining chemistry concepts throughout the program, students will have the foundation for educating future scholars in the field of chemistry. Completing the chemistry education program also meets requirements for graduates to move onto further professional development, as well as fulfill graduate course requirements necessary for pursuing teaching requirements at the postsecondary level.
What You Will Learn
Advance Your Understanding of Chemistry
Students will gain competency in strategic and collaborative instructional design, effectively incorporating technology into the classroom and aligning academic standards with teaching objectives. To set students up for success as an educator, this program supports students in developing the ability to analyze research, demonstrate skills for scientific inquiry and communicate complex ideas.
The chemistry aspect of this master’s program focuses on competencies such as identifying and explaining the physical, chemical and atomic properties of matter, examining quantitative relationships in chemical reactions and explaining behaviors of organic and inorganic compounds in chemical reactions.
Course topics include:
- Medicinal chemistry, with a strong organic chemistry component
- Physical chemistry
- Inorganic chemistry
- Analytical chemistry
- Current applications in chemistry
Meet the Demand for Graduate-Level Teachers
Graduates of the MS in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education will have the pedagogical and chemistry foundation to lead classrooms as a postsecondary chemistry teacher. Educators who specialize in chemistry may also choose to continue their education and broaden their skill set in the field.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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