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Student Outcomes for Graduate Programs Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Ph.D. in Chemistry Education

To successfully complete the Ph.D. Program in Chemical Education each student must meet the following standards.

1. Meet the requirements for admission to the program.

$ A score of at least 400 on each section of the GRE and a combined score of at least 1500. $Passing score on qualifying examinations in three subdisciplines of chemistry content, or passing grade in corresponding undergraduate course.

2. Complete the program of study with 3.00 GPA or higher.

$24 hours of graduate course work in chemistry (12 if entering with a masters degree in chemistry) $16 hours of graduate course work in education (7 if entering with a masters degree in science education) $94 total hours of graduate course work (64 if entering with a masters degree), of which at least 70 (40 if entering with masters degree) must be completed at UNC.

3. Demonstrate competence in chemistry content knowledge.

$Passing written and oral comprehensive examinations in three fields: chemistry education and two chemistry disciplines.

4. Demonstrate competence in research in chemistry.

$ Completing a masters-level research project in chemistry judged to be satisfactory by a departmental faculty committee.

5. Demonstrate competence in research in chemistry education

$Completing 8-12 credit hours of graduate courses that qualify as research tools as defined by the graduate school and as supported by the departmental Graduate Committee. $Successfully completing and defending a doctoral research dissertation judged to be satisfactory by the student=s doctoral committee.

6. Demonstrate competence in teaching. $Successfully completing a one-semester teaching practicum under the direction of a faculty member. The practicum must involve preparing a course syllabus and assignments, presenting oral instruction, and constructing and evaluating student assessments.

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