Have a passion for chemistry? teaching? research? You don’t have to choose! Chemistry education is under the larger category of discipline-based education research (DBER), meaning that you have a deep understanding of your discipline (in this case chemistry) as well as the underpinnings of educational research methods to investigate and improve student understanding. Chemistry Education Research, or CER, is a division of the American Chemical Society where the focus of research is centered on how students learn, interact with, understand, and/or feel about the subject of chemistry.
Where would I publish?
Where would I Present my Research?
What is required to obtain a Ph.D. in Chemistry Education?
Chemical Education graduate students adhere to all the same requirements as the chemistry graduate students at FIU. Check out our website for more information on the requirements to obtain a PhD in chemistry at FIU.
Where can I get a job afterwards?
Chemistry Education Faculty Member
Instructor at a University or Community College
High School Teacher
For more information on potential careers in chemistry education, visit the Younger Chemistry Education Scholars’ (YCES) blog