Master of Arts for Teachers in Chemistry

Master of Arts for Teachers in Chemistry online degree

Do you enjoy experimenting with creating chemical compounds? Are you interested in teaching high school dual credit classes, or at a community college? Consider earning your online Master of Arts for Teachers in Chemistry.

This program teaches you how to apply the science and art of teaching to college-level instruction. You will study the chemical processes and principles of organic and inorganic substances in everyday life, develop a dialogue with multiple sub-disciplines of chemistry, and adopt a methodological approach to problem solving. You will learn how to break down chemical concepts and processes, design experiments and assignments to teach chemical concepts, and critically analyze chemistry-related press releases and news.   

Specific areas of focus include:

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic synthesis
  • Organic spectroscopy
  • Physical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry

Degree requirements

The online Master of Arts for Teachers in Chemistry requires you to complete 30 credit hours. These credit hours break down into the following requirements:

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Capstone (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (15 credit hours)
  • Education component (12 credit hours)

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Completion of two courses from the Graduate Certificate in Chemistry with a minimum grade point average of 3.0


This program is 100 percent online, so it fits in your schedule. While flexible and convenient, it is also top-notch IU quality. This program is a consortium taught by the same faculty who teach classes on campus at IU Bloomington, IU Kokomo, IU East, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast.

With new regulations from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), high school teachers who want to teach dual-credit chemistry classes are required to hold a master’s degree in chemistry or another discipline, such as education, plus 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in a specific discipline.

The stackable structure of the MAT in Chemistry is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. If you need both discipline-specific coursework and a master's degree, the MAT in Chemistry meets HLC standards. If you already hold a master's degree in a discipline other than chemistry, you can meet HLC standards by completing the Graduate Certificate in Chemistry

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If you are ready to get started on your online Master of Arts for Teachers in Chemistry, don’t wait! You can apply to the program today, and take the next step to earning your degree.

If you have further questions about what this program might entail, or want more detail about becoming an online student, learn more about the online Master of Arts for Teachers in Chemistry from IU Online.

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