Secondary Education Chemistry

Secondary education chemistry and physical science teachers are in high demand across the country. LHU’s renowned chemistry program and tradition of training great teachers provides the perfect combination of content knowledge and teaching methods to prepare you for a rewarding teaching career.

What You'll Study

Secondary Education Chemistry

LHU’s degree program in Secondary Education Chemistry leads to Pennsylvania certification to teach chemistry to students in grades 7-12. Our nationally accredited program offers an effective blend of chemistry content, teacher training, and numerous field experiences. Topics covered include:

  • Introductory and Advanced topics in Chemistry
  • Methods of Teaching Middle and High School Science
  • Adolescent Development & Educational Psychology
  • Classroom Management & Special Education
Special Education Dual Major

At LHU you will have the option to dual major in special education as part of your secondary education coursework. This dual degree will prepare you for the education job market and help you to meet the needs of today’s dynamic classroom environment. Topics covered include:

  • Communication Disorders and Assistive Technology
  • Literacy Skills for Students with Disabilities
  • Foundations of Special Education  


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Program Highlights

  • Certification: Completion of the BSEd in Secondary Education – Chemistry degree at LHU leads to your positive recommendation to the Pennsylvania Department of Education when you apply for certification. The Level I certificate qualifies you to teach Chemistry at the high school and middle school level.
  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here.
  • Blocked Classes: The Secondary Education programs at LHU offer two “blocked” groupings of courses in the method and practice of teaching. One of them is typically scheduled in the sophomore year and the other in the senior year. Each block includes a subject-specific “methods” course where prospective teachers learn about curriculum, assessment, and technology in addition to methods for teaching in the various content areas.
  • Student Teaching: LHU’s education curriculum will give you the opportunity to student teach at two different sites. You will likely have a choice of urban, rural, or suburban schools. You may student teach abroad at any of our partner universities
  • Careers: As a graduate of LHU’s secondary education program, you will be prepared to teach Chemistry in middle, junior, and senior high schools in grades 7-12. Demand for secondary education teachers with a dual degree in special education remains strong throughout the country, particularly in rural and inner city districts.

    From 2014 to 2024, a significant number of older teachers will reach retirement age. Their retirement will create job openings for new teachers. Many schools report that they have difficulty filling teaching positions for certain subjects, including math, science (especially chemistry and physics), English as a second language, and special education.

Featured Program Faculty

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Joseph O'Brien
Dr. Kevin Range
Dr. Kurt Rublein
Dr. Jacquline Whitling Dumm

Want to Know More?

Secondary Education Coordinator

Dr. Michael Cullin
107 East Campus Science Center, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2813
Dr. Stephen Coval, Department of Chemistry
309 East Campus Science Center, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2061

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