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Chemistry: Adolescence Education Program at Fredonia

This is the place to feed your passion for science and your interest in engaging young minds. This program merges two of Fredonia’s biggest strengths, science and education. Pursuing certification in Adolescence Education in Chemistry essentially means you’ll have a dual major in Adolescence Education and Chemistry. You’ll be involved with coursework rich with science, teaching principles, and field work. Every year Fredonia’s Adolescence Education Science majors have education and science practicum with their field experiences and laboratory courses.

The Fredonia Difference

All Adolescence Science majors take the equivalent of a major in their area of certification in addition to educational foundation and science education courses. Adolescence Education Science majors can augment their degrees with involvement in the Fredonia National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Student Chapter, Teacher’s Ed Club, Biology Club, Chemistry Club, Geology Club, Engineering and Physics Society or, as a member of the Science Education Partnership Student Advisory Council.

Career Opportunities for Chemistry: Adolescence Education

  • Chemistry teacher
  • Research director
  • University professor
  • Technical consultant
  • Government researcher

It's Different Here



Average salary for chemistry teachers (postsecondary)


Job Growth

Chemistry teachers (postsecondary) job growth through 2024.

$2 million of science instrumentation

Fredonia has the best-outfitted undergraduate chemistry program in SUNY.

Why Chemistry: Adolescence Education at Fredonia?

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Real teaching experience

As early as your first semester, you gain real-world classroom experience. You will plan and teach lessons, gather pupil data, and reflect on, and respond to, the outcomes.

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NYC Student teaching session

You can experience New York City at Fredonia prices. You receive a scholarship to live in Manhattan while student teaching.

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Department scholarships

Fredonia offers $55,000 in annual departmental scholarships, which help keep college affordable for Fredonia's science students.

Sample Courses

SCED 105 Nature of Science and Science Education

The course provides an introduction to planning, teaching styles, classroom management, and instructional materials for the secondary classroom.

SCED 419 Adolescence Science Methods

The course is an active inquiry into how and why science is taught, considering from what science is, how science literacy could be achieved, what "learning" entails, and what kinds of curricula and teaching best enable science learning.

EDU 224 Adolescent Development

Physical, mental, and emotional influences on adolescent development in terms of habits, interests and social adjustment. Factors in home and school that influence adolescent behavior and personality, and procedures for evaluating relevant research.

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