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MS in Chemistry - Education

Students with an academic background in chemistry who wish to teach this subject at the postsecondary level might develop advanced knowledge of this topic and the teaching skills necessary for this career when they study in the Master of Science in Chemistry - Education program. Learn more about this Grand Canyon University graduate degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Science in Chemistry with an emphasis in Education

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Degree Level:

Master's

Program Prerequisites:

Prior to enrolling in this master's degree program, students should have completed an undergraduate degree in chemistry or secondary education with a focus in chemistry, or completion of a bachelor's degree and courses in inorganic chemistry and biochemistry. Applicants to Grand Canyon University's master's degree programs should already have a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Chemistry with an emphasis in Education program at Grand Canyon University is designed to help students develop a deeper understanding of chemical processes and concepts while also focusing on instructional and curriculum development strategies. In their coursework, students might learn about the field of medicinal chemistry; physical chemistry principles and concepts such as thermodynamics, acids and bases, and electrochemistry; applications of inorganic chemistry; basic and advanced theories in chemistry; current chemistry research; and biochemical principles regarding proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Other courses might address teaching methods, adult learning theory, assessment practices, lesson planning, and curriculum design. The program might help students build the skills needed to teach in-person or online classes.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

34 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Grand Canyon University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Master of Science in Chemistry with an Emphasis in Education:

Students are required to complete eight courses in chemistry and teaching as well as a departmental introductory course in order to earn this advanced degree. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Grand Canyon University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses (34 credits)

  • Introduction to Graduate Studies in the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology
  • Concepts of Medicinal Chemistry
  • Concepts of Physical Chemistry
  • Effective Pedagogy for Higher Education
  • Concepts of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Concepts of Analytical Chemistry
  • Curricular and Instructional Methods in Higher Education
  • Current Topics in Chemistry
  • Concepts of Biochemistry

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Having studied master's-level topics in various areas of chemistry and higher education teaching strategies, graduates of the MS in Chemistry - Education program might qualify for postsecondary teaching positions. They might pursue these positions in the following environments:

  • Public or private colleges or universities
  • Community colleges
  • Trade schools

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