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Chemistry Major for Teacher Certification (BS)


Understanding the ways in which the world works is a vital piece to education. In SVSU’s Chemistry Major for Teacher Certification, students are immersed in theory and practice, coursework and labs. Combined with the chance to conduct original research, students have many opportunities to learn a variety of chemistry subtopics. Building off of foundational chemistry knowledge and teaching practices, students also receive multiple opportunities for classroom experiences, ensuring they are prepared to teach.

Cardinal Points

  • Multiple scholarships are available to students along their journey through the Chemical Physics program, including SVSU Endowed Science Research Scholarship and much more.

  • SVSU's instructional facilities feature modern and well-equipped laboratories that have major equipment available for separation and analysis, spectroscopy, surface analysis and more.

On top of foundational knowledge, students will gain hands-on classroom experience early in their college careers. By the time they graduate, students are well-equipped to handle any challenges they may face.

Highlighted Courses

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Year 4

Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

  • 4% (As fast as average) projected growth for the employment of High School Teachers with a Bachelor’s degree through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $60,320 is the median yearly pay for High School Teachers in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Usually, Most states have tenure laws, which provide job security after a certain number of years of satisfactory classroom teaching.

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.