Teach Students Chemistry by Earning a Bachelor of Education Degree
If you are someone who loves chemistry and wants to make a positive impact on the next generation, then our chemistry education program may be for you! Liberty University’s Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) in Chemistry Education 6-12 can help you gain your teaching license so you can use chemistry to teach reason and logic to adolescents.
Chemistry is an important subject for young people. You may inspire some students to go on to careers in medicine and science. Even your students who take a completely different path will benefit from the objective reasoning taught in chemistry. Partner with us to earn your chemistry education degree and obtain your teaching license. You can make a positive impact by helping your students become successful adults.
Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Bachelor of Education program, you may apply for your teaching license in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.
Why Choose Liberty’s Chemistry Education Degree?
One of the most exciting and important steps in your education career will be earning your teaching license. We want to come alongside you to make the process as seamless as possible. Since true work experience is the best way to gain confidence as a teacher, we offer practicum and student teaching opportunities to provide you with valuable classroom training.
You will receive special attention during your practicum experience from our School of Education’s dedicated team of experts who want to ensure you are ready to teach a classroom of students. You will have the chance to complete your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia as well as in Washington, D.C., through one of our fellowship programs. Here, you can experience the urban school setting while staying in the heart of D.C. for an entire semester!
Our country’s schools are seeking individuals like you – teachers who are educated, excited, and compassionate toward their students. As one of the largest providers of teachers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Liberty wants to help prepare you to teach with integrity and strong Christian ethics. Because as an educator, you have the chance to make a huge impact on the lives of children from all types of backgrounds. Prepare for this responsibility by partnering with us.
What Will You Learn in Our B.Ed. in Chemistry?
Your Bachelor of Education degree will cover topics that can help you in any field including written and oral communication, mathematics, psychology, and Christian principles. Your chemistry education courses will cover all you need to know about teaching, hands-on preparation, and fundamentals in chemistry.
Throughout your education degree, you will learn about teaching different types of students, curriculum development, instructional design, and content measurement and evaluation. With your chemistry focus, you will take a variety of courses including:
- Analytical Chemistry
- Biochemistry I
- General Chemistry I
- Organic Chemistry I
- Physical Chemistry I
Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!
BCHM 451 – Biochemistry I
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- Intermediary metabolism and its regulation
- Physical biochemistry including thermodynamics, kinetics, solutions, and equilibria
- Protein structure/function and enzyme kinetics, mechanisms, and regulation
CHEM 301 – Organic Chemistry I
In this course, you will study alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes, including nomenclature, optical activity, stereochemistry, substitution and elimination reactions, and ring systems.
CHEM 461 – Physical Chemistry I
In this course, you will learn about the properties of real and ideal gases, thermodynamics, kinetics, changes of state, solutions, phase equilibria, chemical equilibria, and electrochemistry.
EDUC 360 – Foundations of Education
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- A comprehensive survey of the historical, philosophical, psychological, and sociological foundations of American education
- How to articulate your personal philosophy of education
- The educational foundations that are found in Scripture and the applicability of these to both the Christian School Movement and the public school system
Highlights of Our Bachelor of Education Degree
- The School of Education is accredited by the National Council of Accreditation for Teacher Education (NCATE) through the Council of Accreditation for Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- Pursuing one of our Bachelor of Education licensure tracks may make you eligible for the Federal TEACH Grant.
- You will have a total of 390 classroom hours by the time you graduate.
- The Educational Technology Lab provides students with resources, software, and equipment to help promote learning with technology.
- All of our faculty who oversee licensure courses have K-12 experience and a current teaching license.
- You will have the opportunity to complete your student teaching in various locations throughout Virginia, including the Washington, D.C., public school system through our Washington Fellowship.
B.Ed. Degree Information
Career Opportunities for B.Ed. in Chemistry Graduates
Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Education, you will be prepared with a well-respected degree in education, endorsement for Virginia licensure, and over 200 hours of classroom experience. This degree will equip you with all the necessary resources, tools, and knowledge needed to succeed as a 6-12 grade chemistry teacher.
Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:
- Admission application
- Admission essay
- Official college transcripts (if applicable)
- Official high school transcripts
- SAT, ACT, or CLT scores (Liberty University is offering test-optional admission for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 applicants)
*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.