Chemistry - Education

Chemists may be responsible for most of the things that make our lives better, but it is the chemistry teacher that makes it all possible.

The VU Advantage
This program is designed to cover the first two years of a four-year curriculum, leading to licensing as a chemistry teacher for grades 9-12.  Advantages to beginning your college education at VU include:

  • small class sizes, usually fewer than 35 students, means easier access to laboratory equipment as well as professors.
  • caring faculty with a personal approach to teaching.
  • Study Skills Laboratory.
  • free tutoring.
  • qualified professors, not teaching assistants, conduct classes and labs.  This gives you the opportunity to master fundamental skills and principles that will help you be effective in passing knowledge on to others.

VU Gets You into the Classroom
Understanding content is only one part of being a good chemistry teacher.  As a VU education major, you will spend a minimum of 30 hours in the classroom through a program called Initial Experiences in Education.  During this time you will observe, grade papers, plan, and teach at least five classes.

There will be plenty of time to discuss and share ideas with other education majors, develop classroom management skills, and learn how to use the computer as a teaching aid.

Learn more about the courses needed for this program

Science and Math Division Office