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Chemistry Adolescence (7–12) Education — The Five Year B.A./M.S.T. Program

Our B.A./M.S.T. Chemistry Education Program Allows You To:

  • Be eligible for professional certification immediately upon graduation.
  • Have an undergraduate degree in chemistry which is not true of the 4 year education programs.
  • Be fully qualified with a professional degree in chemistry (in case you decide not to teach).
  • Not have to worry about completing a master’s degree at night or during the summers within five years.
  • Save money by paying undergraduate tuition rates for graduate courses during the eighth semester. These credits will count toward both degrees.
  • Finish the masters in one year, instead of two, saving a full year of graduate tuition.
  • Be considered much more qualified candidate for a teaching position than a person with a four year degree. Graduates will have a professional degree with extensive education courses at the graduate level.
  • Be more likely to get teaching positions and eligible for “professional certification” immediately upon graduation.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)/ Master of Science in Teaching (M.S.T.) in Chemistry Adolescence Education (7–12) Program (99 credits)

This program, sponsored by the Chemistry Department and the Departments of Educational Studies and Services, is an option available to students who want to teach high school chemistry and science. (The other option is to gain a B.A./B.S. in chemistry and then obtain a Master of Science in Teaching [M.S.T.] for teacher certification.) In addition to the general education courses, the requirements include a 37 credit hour core of chemistry courses, and an additional 8 credit hours each in calculus and physics which fulfills the requirements for the chemistry B.A. The 42 credit hour graduate education component includes educational theory, methods and student teaching. The program allows a student to complete all requirements for professional certification in 5 years.

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Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about chemistry at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Neil Buckley, Chairperson
Office: Hudson Hall 221
Phone: (518) 564-5165
Email: [email protected]