7. Demonstrate competence in written scholarly communication.
$Completing a written dissertation on the doctoral research project that is judged to be satisfactory in style and content by the student=s doctoral committee. $Submitting a written scholarly paper to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. Acceptability of the journal is determined by the student=s program advisor and doctoral committee.
8. Demonstrate competence in oral communication.
$ Presenting three public research seminars, each of which is evaluated independently by departmental faculty members.
Students completing the program are qualified to work in the chemical education field at a variety of levels: such as, coordinator or supervisor in the secondary school, chemistry instructor at two- and four-year colleges and universities or chemical educators at a university. At the professional level, program graduates are qualified to do fundamental research in chemical education and to direct chemistry research at the undergraduate level.