About Chemistry Education

With a major in our American Chemical Society (ACS)-approved Chemistry department and a corollary major and certification provided by our NCATE/CAEP nationally accredited Education program, you will find the Au (yes, gold) standard in preparation for a career as a teacher of Chemistry.

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Each student will have 200 hours of hands-on experience in a school classroom before beginning their capstone student teaching experience


The number of jobs in secondary education is expected to increase by about 6% over the next 10 years, and the growth rate for chemistry teachers is expected to exceed that percentage by a significant margin.


The GC Chemistry program is approved by the American Chemical Society—and only two other private colleges in Kentucky have programs that have achieved that recognition.

Program Requirements

51 hours for the Chemistry major, plus 32 hours for a corollary major in Education for certification 

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Potential Careers

“The classes at Georgetown have pushed me to become a better educator and implement change immediately in my own classroom. Professors are knowledgeable in their fields and always willing to share that knowledge so you may become the best you can be. I have always found support in the education program from other students and professors and each class has been an opportunity for us to learn from one another.”

 - Kristin Hughes, '17

“Georgetown College and the Department of Chemistry are great catalysts for any young motivated student looking for an impactful and rewarding future.” 

 - Dan Schlipf '10

 “I feel that the education I attained at Georgetown College led me to a career that will forever allow me to impact lives of many people. One of my goals as a teacher is to hopefully inspire the next generation of scientists much like my GC professors inspired me.” 

 - Courtney Jernigan, '10

Chemistry Education Contact

Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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