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CHEMICAL EDUCATION (CH33)

THIS MAJOR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO NEW STUDENTS.  STUDENTS THAT HAVE DECLARED CHEMICAL EDUCATION PRIOR TO FALL 2014 CAN CONTINUE WORKING TO EARN THIS DEGREE AND WILL BE HELD TO THE REQUIREMENTS LISTED ON THEIR DEGREE AUDIT.

The Chemical Education major offers an excellent preparation for teaching physical science in secondary schools, including chemistry, physics, earth science, biology, and mathematics. This program is also excellent preparation for students interested in a career in science writing.

Students taking the minimal chemical education program may be admissible as graduate students in chemistry and biochemistry, but are better prepared for admission to teacher education programs at most universities. The ACS-Certified option will ensure admissibility to Chemistry graduate programs.  In combination with an M.S. degree in Chemistry, such a program would be excellent preparation for teaching at a Junior College.  The program is basically a chemistry major with three courses in chemistry for educators and three courses from Education Studies. Requirements allow some work in earth science and biology or other sciences.

If you are interested in earning a California teaching credential through UCSD, contact the Education Studies Department for information about the prerequisite and professional preparation requirements. It is recommended that you contact Education Studies as early as possible in your academic career. Click here to read more about the Learning Objectives for the Chemical Education major