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Grand Valley State University    
2011-2012 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
  Jul 20, 2018
2011-2012 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Master of Education Advanced Content Specialization in Chemistry

The M.Ed. in General Education (Middle and High School Emphasis) with a concentration in chemistry is offered by the College of Education in cooperation with the Department of Chemistry. The concentration area is designed to 1) provide teacher participants with an authentic chemistry laboratory research experience, and 2) facilitate the integration of their research experience into their classroom through the design, implementation, and evaluation of inquiry-based curricula.


Admission to the M.Ed. Advanced Content Specialization program with a chemistry concentration requires a teaching certification with a major or minor in chemistry and employment as a chemistry teacher concurrent with enrollment in CHM 632. Students must submit three letters of recommendation, transcripts of all previous coursework, and copies of teaching certificates. Students must have a 3.0 or higher GPA calculated on the last 60 credits of undergraduate work or a prior Master’s degree. The program requires 33 graduate credits, 18 credits in education and 15 in chemistry. For additional details, see the College of Education section of the catalog.

Curriculum Overview

The program consists of a minimum of 33 hours, including a minimum of 18 hours (at least six courses) in education and a minimum of 15 hours (seven courses) in chemistry.

Upon admission to the program, the students will meet with a College of Education advisor and an advisor from the Department of Chemistry who will evaluate all previous course work taken in chemistry. A curricular plan reflecting the student’s needs, interests, and goals will be agreed upon.

Chemistry Concentration Requirements

The following courses must be taken to satisfy the chemistry concentration requirements.