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Become a certified grade 6-12 teacher while earning your chemistry degree at UWF. Gain real-world teaching experience and share your love of science. This one-of-a-kind program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Why Study Chemistry at UWF?

In just four years, our program will provide you with a degree in chemistry plus a Florida professional teacher certification. You will gain the knowledge and skills you need to teach students in grades 6-12 with diverse learning needs.

Coursework includes core chemistry courses, education classes and practical teaching experiences. You will be prepared to teach chemistry, marine science, environmental science or comprehensive science.

In addition, professional teaching certification gives you versatility in career options.

What You Will Learn

You will study inorganic and organic chemistry, biochemistry, polymer science, laboratory techniques and more. You will also take general education classes and a variety of teacher training courses. 

Field experiences are built into the curriculum, and you will receive coaching every step of the way from experienced teaching mentors.

Summer internships can provide a starting stipend of $1,250. Juniors and seniors are eligible for generous scholarships.

The UWF-Teach program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. CAEP is the only national accreditor for educator preparation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The education track meets the American Chemical Society recommendations for a chemistry/education degree.