Thinking about teaching chemistry?
One part of preparing to teach chemistry is a strong preparation in the subject. The best content preparation is a major in chemistry. If you are unable to major or minor in chemistry, you can still teach chemistry if you prepare carefully.
To gain a chemistry endorsement you must demonstrate your subject –matter knowledge in two ways prior to your admission to the M.A.T. program
- You must pass the Washington Educator Skills Test—Endorsements (WEST-E) in chemistry.
- You must also have taken coursework that prepares you for teaching secondary chemistry. This generally means at least 5 Puget Sound units in chemistry. These units should be selected from:
- General Chemistry. At Puget Sound take: CHEM 110: General Chemistry I, CHEM 120: General Chemistry I
- Organic Chemistry. At Puget Sound take: CHEM 250: Organic Chemistry I, : CHEM 251: Organic Chemistry II
- Analytical Methods: At Puget Sound take: CHEM 231: Analytical Methods
- Science, Technology and Society. At Puget Sound take: STS 347: Better Living Through Chemistry: Studies in the History and Practice of Chemistry