Teaching of Chemistry, B.A. | Boston University | Boston, United States
48 months
61050 USD/year
61050 USD/year
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The major in Teaching of Chemistry offered by Boston University is a joint program with the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development designed to prepare students to become chemistry teachers in public and private high schools.


Key facts

The Teaching of Chemistry curriculum at Boston University encompasses all the basic fields of chemistry, and provides the necessary coursework in secondary education as well as the student teaching experience for certification in teaching. Students pursuing this major may need to complete as many as 144 total credits for graduation with the BA. The current recommendation of both the Chemistry Department and the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is that students interested in public and private high school teaching careers complete the Chemistry major, then pursue a master’s degree from Wheelock.

All students should refer to the Departmental Regulations section of the Chemistry Department page for important stipulations. NOTE: Students may not switch tracks in general or organic chemistry after the initial course in the sequence.

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Demonstrate mastery of the foundational material of general chemistry in order to advance further into the traditional chemistry sub-disciplines of the curriculum (inorganic, organic, biochemistry, physical chemistry).
  • Learn to use and apply appropriate concepts and quantitative methods in all sub-disciplines of chemistry, both intellectually and experimentally.
  • Learn to integrate and apply a relevant body of knowledge to the evaluation of existing scientific studies, and to design studies to test specific hypotheses to address unsolved problems in the chemical and life sciences that benefit from expertise in chemistry.
  • Learn to use computers in data acquisition and processing, and to utilize appropriate software as a tool in data analyses.
  • Learn to employ modern literature search tools to locate and retrieve appropriate scientific information, and effectively communicate both orally and in writing about the processes of the chemical sciences as the result of scientific inquiry.
  • Follow the ethical practice of research, experimental interpretation, presentation, and application of research in both the instructional and research labs.
  • Learn to impart the above outcomes to their students in a secondary educational setting.
  • Be qualified to teach chemistry at the high school level.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • General Methods of Instruction
  • Adolescent Development
  • Education
  • Social Context of Education
  • Civic Context of Education
  • Student-Teaching Practicum
  • Special Education and Adolescents
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Organic Chemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


144 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements


  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    61050 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 61050 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Boston

1560 - 3239 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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