Jul 19, 2024  
ACE Catalog - Volume 42 
ACE Catalog - Volume 42 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Education, M.Ed.

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Program Description

The M.Ed. in Chemistry Education program is designed for those teaching at the secondary or college level in the field of chemistry. This coursework promotes the development of scientific thinking and ways chemistry can be taught through different perspectives which encourage real-world applications, effective problem solving, and builds relationships through communication. Individuals consider ways to investigate scientific thought as an approach for examining the forces acting matter, from the properties at the atomic level to how molecules interact and combine to release energy or form new substances.

Program Outcomes

  1. Assess contributions in the field of chemistry by applying, evaluating, and revising ideas, designs, and approaches to solve problems which promote application of cognitive and psychological foundations to increase personal and corporate productivity.
  2. Evaluate theories, standards, and principles within the critical frameworks of chemistry to identify appropriate methods for engaging in content, including ways to evaluate and conduct research.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of organization or industry standards and collaborative strategies by incorporating multiple resources to ensure the application of diverse viewpoints and ethical reasoning when endeavors require critical and creative thought.
  4. Devise approaches which exercise multiple perspectives to engage, explain, and express how experts within a field of chemistry consider evidence as a means to generate new options which also helps to establish and maintain a climate of mutual respect, trust, collegiality, and support.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of critical issues within the field of chemistry, requiring both a personal response and a professional position, which impact communities, regions, nations, and global concerns.
  6. Apply advanced skills, including the ability to document, to improve observation and organization of critical elements within the field of chemistry.
  7. Promote skills in leadership by incorporating collaborative, data-driven decision making which leads to contributions in the field of chemistry, enhances the function of an organization, or engages in meaningful and relevant endeavors. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the M.Ed. Chemistry Education program is to provide educators with a deeper knowledge of chemistry education. By promoting the development of integrated thinking and ways chemistry can be taught through different perspectives, students learn to encourage real-world application, effective problem solving, and build relationships through communication.

Course List (34 Total Semester Credits)


  • This program is neither designed nor approved (as of the publication date of this Catalog) to prepare students for licensure, certification, or endorsement in any state.
  • Check availability in your state on the Programs by State section of the ACE website.

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