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Chemistry Major for Teacher Certification (BS)


The Saginaw Valley State University's Chemistry Major for Teacher Certification (B.S.) helps prepare students for careers in education at the middle school and high school levels. The topic of chemistry is fascinating and almost mystical. It is about researching the chemical components that makeup all our lives, our own bodies and everything we see around. Therefore, chemistry is an integral component of basic education, and teachers of chemistry respect their capacity to help students to understand how chemicals function through the scientific method.

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.

SVSU's Chemistry Major for Teacher Certification (B.S.) program is available to students desiring to teach at the secondary level. An approved minor is optional. The completion of the professional development courses (refer to the College of Education section of this catalog) is required. 

Highlighted Courses

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Year 3

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.