Master of Science in Teaching of Chemistry

The Master of Science in the Teaching of Chemistry (MSTC) at the University of Illinois provides advanced studies for those interested in teaching chemistry at the secondary or community college level. The program serves two different audiences:

  • Those who already have a teaching certificate or will teach in situations which do not require a certificate;
  • Those who wish to obtain a master’s degree and a teaching certificate simultaneously.

The MSTC degree (without certification) can be completed in one year. The MSTC degree (with certification) requires two years.

Graduate hours in education8
Graduate hours in chemistry16
Graduate electives in either education or physical science8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
The courses in chemistry and the electives must be selected with the approval of the adviser.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12 (8 in CHEM)
Minimum GPA: 3.0