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Share your passion for chemistry within the high school classroom. Our degree program offers a diverse curriculum of chemistry, biology, physics and education courses. Experience hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art McFarland Science Building. You’ll learn the methods and techniques of chemical reasoning, reactions and experimentation, and you’ll be well equipped to educate the next generation of scientists!

Where It Is Offered Commerce

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120-122 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED


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Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS


A degree in chemistry with a teacher certification will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and laboratory skills you can apply to your teaching career.
  • Investigate the technologies, methods and practices that foster research, chemical reasoning and scientific breakthroughs.
  • Learn classroom management, pedagogical approaches and technology integration resources.
  • Explore instrumentation and laboratory techniques with access to equipment for student research.
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Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: Careers


Chemistry students seeking teacher certification aim to share their knowledge in the high school classroom. As a student in this program, you will participate in a required residency at a nearby public school where you will gain first-hand classroom experience. With this degree, you can become a sought-after STEM educator. After graduation, you’ll be well equipped to transition to the classroom environment.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

High School Teacher
Chemical Technician

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

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Experience the Classroom firsthand

Work under the guidance of teaching professionals with our field-based, residency program. As a chemistry with teaching emphasis student, you’ll have the opportunity to intern at a local high school during your final year. You’ll gain confidence in the classroom and acquire the skills needed for first-year teaching. As part of your degree program, you will receive course credit for this internship. In addition to the classroom experience, some of our students have participated in industry internships.

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Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

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What You Will Learn

Work with accomplished faculty and peers as you take an in-depth look into chemical and life sciences. Our program allows you to experience hands-on learning with our fully equipped chemistry laboratories. You’ll then learn how to incorporate STEM in the classroom with our teacher education courses.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career

  • Major courses include general and quantitative chemistry, organic chemistry, cell biology and physics
  • Teacher education courses include roles and responsibilities of STEM educators, learning processes and development and project-based learning in STEM
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Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: FEATURED COURSES

Featured Courses

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Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: Student Organizations

Student Organizations

The Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ACS-SA) brings together students studying chemistry at A&M-Commerce through guest speakers, social events, field trips, tutoring services, revenue-generating events and various other activities. This organization not only provides opportunities to connect with scientists on campus but also professionals all around the world.

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Program Costs

As of Fall 2019, tuition and fees for an undergraduate student taking 15 credit hours through our 1 Year Optional Rate Plan is $4,478.52 for a Texas resident and $10,808.52 for a non-Texas resident. However, rates do change based on the number of credit hours taken, payment plan used and other factors.

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Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: Staff

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College of Science and Engineering :: Contact

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

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