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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 Programs of Study and Courses for Liberal Arts and Sciences Students Programs, Faculty, and Courses Chemistry 160 Certificate in Chemistry Education  

Certificate in Chemistry Education

A selection of courses and activities leading to a certificate in chemistry education offers high-achieving students who are interested in the sciences and education the opportunity to receive valuable training and experience in chemistry education. This certificate is available to both chemistry majors and nonmajors; is offered to top-performing students in general chemistry and organic chemistry; and is an excellent opportunity to work closely with professors who may then provide informed letters of recommendation. The certificate is a credential that demonstrates outreach and leadership skills important for students pursuing a career path in chemistry, education, or the health sciences.

The certificate requires coursework in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and the teaching pedagogy of peer instruction. It also requires two courses that provide firsthand chemistry teaching experiences. Participants will learn to use modern online tools for teaching, plan and execute a chemistry lecture demonstration to a live class in coordination with the Rutgers Chemistry Lecture Demonstration Facility, and videotape themselves teaching in front of a large classroom. Each participant receives written and oral feedback on his or her teaching from students, peers, and professors, and discusses experiences and ways to teach better.

By the end of the certificate program, students will develop and refine their teaching-related skills including critical thinking, teamwork, communication, and problem solving. They will improve their mastery of general and organic chemistry. Finally, each participant in the certificate program will create a teaching portfolio that contains a record of chemistry education training and teaching experience that may become a permanent part of his or her professional credentials.

Chemistry Course Requirements
  • 01:160:161-162 or 163-164  General Chemistry I,II (4,4) (8 credits total)
  • 01:160:171  Introduction to Experimentation (1)
  • 01:160:307-308 or 315-316  Organic Chemistry I,II (4,4) (8 credits total)
  • 01:160:311  Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
Education and Experiential Course Requirements
  • 01:090:322  Peer Instruction Education (3)
  • 01:160:493-494  Internship in Chemistry (variable) (2 credits total required)
  • 01:160:499  Introduction to Teaching Chemistry Lab (3)
Notes: A total of 2 credits of 01:160:493-494 are required. An internship in chemistry can be taken for one or more credits, and students can select an internship in either general chemistry or organic chemistry. A total of 2 credits must be taken, but students have flexibility to take either general chemistry or organic chemistry internships, or both. These 2 credits may be taken over two semesters (1 credit each semester), or in the same semester. If an internship is taken for multiple credits in a semester, students should enroll for only one internship, either general chemistry or organic chemistry.

Written Requirements

Weekly Reflections
Participants in the certificate program are expected to post a blog for each week that they teach. These blog posts will serve as a reflection on what worked well and what could be improved. The blogs also serve as a basis for peer discussion. Teaching interns (TI) and lab teaching assistants (TA) are expected to read the blogs, comment on them, and engage in discussion. These reflections will be monitored by professors and the head TI and lab TA, who will also make comments and give advice where needed.

Teaching Portfolio
Students must create and maintain a portfolio detailing their different teaching experiences and their outcomes. At the end of each semester of teaching, students must submit an updated portfolio, including a summary of all feedback and evaluations, for review. Examples of teaching portfolios will be given to each participant, who will be guided in the development of his or her own portfolio. Each participant keeps the final teaching portfolio as part of their professional portfolio.
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