UC Clermont

Pre-Secondary Education : Chemistry

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Why study Pre-Secondary Education : Chemistry?

Education is the profession of teaching. Teachers act as coaches for the next generation, using interactive discussions and hands-on approaches to help students learn and apply concepts in subjects such as science, mathematics, or English. They provide the tools and environment for their students to learn abstract concepts, solve problems and develop critical thought processes. Secondary education is teaching that concentrates on grades 7-12. Secondary school teachers help students delve deeper into subjects introduced in elementary and middle school, and continue exposing them to more information about the world. Secondary school teachers specialize in a specific subject, such as English, mathematics, history or biology. Teachers also play a vital role in the personal development of their students. They often become role models for adolescents. What students learn and experience during these years can change their views of themselves and the world and affect their later success in college, work and personal lives. A bachelor’s degree in education is the minimum educational requirement for entering the teaching profession. This program provides you with the first two years toward completion of your bachelor’s degree, concentrating in chemistry.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study. As a first-year student, you will need to take an English and mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These tests do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete placement tests before you register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

You must have the ability to communicate, inspire trust and confidence and motivate students, as well as understand their educational and emotional needs. You must be able to recognize and respond to individual and cultural differences in students. Flexibility and adaptability are important. You should also be organized, dependable, patient and creative. You must be able to work cooperatively and communicate effectively with other teachers, support staff, parents and community members. You should also respect and enjoy working with adolescents.

With your bachelor’s degree and proper licensing, your employment opportunities include becoming a teacher, instructor or tutor. You can teach in public or private schools. Advanced degrees are generally required for roles as a director, principal, superintendent, librarian or guidance counselor. Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience. We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals. Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

UC Clermont students have access to free tutoring and academic support services through a collaboration with UC’s Learning Commons. The Learning Commons provides centralized academic support for all University of Cincinnati students by bringing together faculty, best-practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming. Free services available to UC Clermont students through Learning Commons include academic coaching, success skills workshops, and tutoring in writing, math, science and more. All services are available virtually for spring semester.

Academic Writing Center (AWC) - The AWC can help with any writing assignment for any course and at any stage of the writing process. The AWC is not course-specific and can help with discipline-specific documents, as well as non-course-based writing. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained writing tutor or submit your paper through email for feedback.

Math & Science Support Center (MASS) - The MASS Center offers virtual study tables for many undergraduate mathematics and science courses. Study tables provide a collaborative learning space so that students can learn from their peers who have excelled (the table leader) as well as their fellow class members attending the study table. No appointment is necessary for these scheduled group tutoring sessions.

Peer Tutoring - Peer tutoring sessions are one-on-one with a subject-specific tutor to answer questions in more than 300 undergraduate courses including subjects such as math, science, languages, business and writing. Schedule appointments up to 7 days in advance for one-hour, 90-minute or two-hour session. If you notice your desired course is not offered, please let us know.

Academic Coaching – Academic coaches help students get organized and learn to be efficient and effective with their study time during one-on-one sessions. Academic Coaches will work with you on new strategies or exercises to try before the next meeting and later meetings allow tailoring new approaches to develop the best study and test taking habits for your unique goals and strengths. Schedule one-hour sessions as often as once per week.

Success Skills Workshops – Success Skills Workshops are free one-hour sessions that focus on skills students need to be successful in college (study skills, note-taking, motivation, etc.). While there is no shortcut to success, the goal of the workshops is to empower students to identify and apply academic habits and soft skills through a deeper understanding and purpose of them. When you RSVP for a workshop, you will be able to register for the upcoming workshops one at a time and up to nine days prior to the workshop date.

Developmental math and English course tutoring services – UC Clermont provides free tutoring services for students enrolled in Preparatory Composition (ENGL 0099), Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029), Fundamentals of Algebra (MATH 0030), Introductory Algebra (MATH 0031) and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034). Information about these services is provided in the course syllabi.

UC Clermont's Academic Success Center is committed to helping students become successful, independent learners through partnerships that promote individual interests and abilities. We encourage and support opportunities for self-discovery in an informal environment that promotes academic skill development. The best students recognize that they can sometimes use a little extra help to achieve their academic goals. Seeking tutoring is a responsible choice, demonstrating that students care about their academics enough to go the extra mile to succeed. Stop by the ASC in Jones 104 and meet our highly trained team of tutors who are ready and willing to assist you.

In order to graduate from UC Clermont, a student must:

  •     Complete all required course work and program requirements.
  •     Obtain at least a 2.0 university grade point average.
  •     Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
  •     Meet the college's residency requirement of 20 semester credit hours.
  •     File formal application for the degree by the posted semester of graduation deadline.

We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend. If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Admissions
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319
clermont.admissions@uc.edu

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