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!
Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY
Innovation and Discovery
Take on our mission to build a better Texas that is eager to compete in an interconnected world with creativity, ethical leadership and imagination. We don’t just discover the future, we make it.
The College of Science and Engineering is a gateway to in-demand STEM careers projected to make up a significant portion of the U.S. and global economy.
Shape an innovative framework with an award-winning faculty including four Regents Professors, a highly selective honor granted for exemplary contributions to their university, community and the state of Texas.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in various fields.
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
US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018
Chemistry (BS) with Teaching Emphasis :: Experience the Classroom Copy
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.
Chemistry (BS) Teaching Emphasis :: WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
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.
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
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.
Animal Science (BA/BS) :: Program Costs 1.13a ReadyToEdit
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.