Southeast’s education program is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This national accreditation and Southeast’s strong program requirements and reputation offer our graduates enhanced opportunities when searching for and obtaining employment nationwide.
Chemistry is the branch of natural science that is concerned with the description and classification of matter, with the changes which matter undergoes, and with the energy associated with each of these changes. The BS in Education (Chemistry) provides students with a fundamental background in chemistry, prepares students to teach chemistry at the secondary level, and meets minimum State of Missouri certification requirements. It is one of two options in education.
A second option is the BS in Education (Chemistry with Unified Science) that certifies students to teach entry level biology, earth science, and physics in Missouri, but requires an extra semester to complete the requirements.
Southeast’s education program differs from that of many other universities by providing you with extensive field experience, beginning with first-hand classroom training and observation during your freshman year and continuing through student teaching (link) during your senior year.
As a student in Southeast’s education program, you will receive a full semester of on-the-job student teaching experience, as opposed to the traditional eight or nine weeks of training, thus better preparing you for a career in education.
Southeast’s education program’s unique block format, in addition to providing increased professional experience, allows you to meet other students with your major early on, thus enabling you to form common bonds and establish professional relationships with others in your field.