ACS and the Chemistry Teacher Education Coalition Documents

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ACS and the Chemistry Teacher Education Coalition 

written by Mary Kirchhoff and Terri Taylor

Chemistry plays a pivotal role in STEM education. However, as in physics, there is a considerable shortage of highly qualified high school chemistry teachers in our nation. The American Chemical Society (ACS) and its Society Committee on Education (SOCED) recognize the critical role of the chemistry community in preparing the high school chemistry teachers of tomorrow and are exploring the creation of CTEC (Chemistry Teacher Education Coalition), modeled after the very successful PhysTEC project.  What should be the strategic goals, objectives, and activities for CTEC? What are the elements of a successful CTEC project for supporting and improving chemistry teacher education?  How can CTEC partner with PhysTEC to further our mutual objectives?

Last Modified February 24, 2010