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A great teacher can make an enormous difference in a young person’s life; become the extraordinary chemistry teacher every high school student deserves.

Help students reach their potential

In small classes and through amazing field experiences, you’ll work closely with Dominican’s outstanding faculty in the School of Education and our Department of Physical Sciences. Develop leadership skills, master the latest educational technologies, and study the subtleties of lesson planning, classroom management and human growth and development.

Take a deep dive into chemistry courses in a curriculum anchored in the liberal arts. Explore a variety of teaching styles, prepare to support and challenge students who learn in different ways, and gain a deep understanding of the profession’s key values of scholarship, leadership and service.

More ways to grow—on campus and beyond

Practical, hands-on experience is built into Dominican’s curriculum. Observe teachers at different grade levels as they engage students across a wide range of cultural backgrounds. As a senior, you’ll spend a semester teaching a high school class, with your professors’ guidance and support. Enter the teaching profession with the full set of skills and knowledge to create a caring, stimulating and effective classroom environment.

The State of Illinois requires teachers to earn a Professional Educator License with Secondary Endorsements in a specific area of study. Dominican offers state-approved programs in the following key STEM subject areas:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

You also can earn endorsements and approvals that will enable you to teach additional subjects. Our faculty will work closely with you to ensure that you obtain the best possible preparation for your teaching career.

Learn more about Dominican's Chemistry major

Learn more about Dominican's Secondary and K-12 Education major