Chemistry Education

Hands-on learning and faculty interaction are important components of the chemistry program at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Chemistry faculty have breadth of expertise in areas of chemistry such as analytical, biochemistry, computational, education, inorganic, medicinal, organic, pharmacology, physical and polymer. Students learn in small classes and have the opportunity to work closely with faculty on undergraduate research early in their college careers. Each chemistry student, for example, will have a faculty member to serve as a mentor for a research project in their area of interest.

The education option chemistry major is designed for prospective secondary school teachers. The curriculum is planned so as to give the student (1) a broad general education, (2) specialized preparation in chemistry with a minor in a supporting field and (3) professional training necessary for effective teaching. In order to be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program, the student needs to be evaluated and recommended by the Chemistry Education Advisory Committee. Contact the Chemistry Department chair or the education program's STEM advisor for further information.

Teacher Education Courses - 39 credits

TED 120 Intro to Education and Instructional Technology, 3 credits
TED 212 Educational Psychology: Middle & Secondary Education, 5 credits
TED 252 Foundations of Multicultural Education (d), 3 credits
TED 414 Developmental of the Transescent, 4 credits
TED 420 School & Society, 3 credits

Science methods block courses, completed during the same semester.
TED 434 Techniques in Science, 3 credits
TED 462 Content Area Literacy in Middle & Sec. School Science, 3 credits
TED 465 Manag. Strat. for the Science Classroom, 3 credits

Student Teaching
TED 473 Student Teaching: Middle School, 6-12 credits
TED 474 Student Teaching: Secondary Education, 6-12 credits