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CHEM 682-940 – Problems in Teaching Chemistry

An Online Course for High School Chemistry Teachers

Problems encountered in teaching chemistry and approaches to their resolutions will be considered. The formal nature of concepts, management of laboratories, safety, demonstrations are illustrative of areas of discussion in this professional development course.

You will explore plausible solutions to pedagogical problems that are pervasive in almost every high school chemistry classroom. The outcomes that result from your participation in these explorations should help you develop a good strategy in becoming an effective secondary chemisty teacher or to fine-tune your teaching skills.

This graduate course was developed for a two-fold goal:

  • To help chemistry teachers advance their professional development within the context of how people learn chemistry and how instruction enhances or inhibits student learning.
  • To help graduate students in chemical education base their research studies on the theories of how people learn chemistry and how instruction affects this learning process.



Graduate Students

If any prerequisites are required, they will be listed above. Prerequisites require an instructor override in advance of your registration in Ursa. Please contact the instructor before registering to provide proof of completion of the prerequisite course. Other UNC staff are not able to assist with prerequisite overrides for registration.

UNC Degree Seeking Students

Current UNC graduate students can register for this course.

UNC Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-degree seeking graduate status refers to a student who has at least a Bachelor's degree and has either applied to our Graduate School and not yet been admitted or is wanting to take classes but not pursue a degree. Please note, as a non-degree seeking student, you are not eligible for Financial Aid.

Eligibility by State

At this time, UNC has secured approval to serve online education to students from every state and the U.S. Virgin Islands via our participation in NC-SARA and some additional state-by-state authorizations. However, we are not currently accepting students to our online programs who reside in Puerto Rico or the CNMIs. Due to how fluid these agreements can be at the state or federal level, we recommend checking our Eligibility by State page for details.


Use CRN: 14532

Follow the instructions for class registration using the CRN (Course Registration Number) listed above.

Directions for course registration and activation

Once registered, you will receive a registration confirmation at your UNC email address. This email will list the drop and withdrawal deadlines. It is your responsibility to know the drop and withdrawal deadlines and procedures.

Contact Us

Instructor email: Jerry Suits

UNC Extended Campus
Campus Box 21, Michener Library, Room L54
University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: 970-351-2594
Fax: 970-351-1870
E-mail: aimee.rogers@unco.edu
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Once You register

Billing and Payment for Your Course

1. Course materials costs (textbooks, CDs, etc.) are assessed and paid separately.
2. You will be billed for the cost of your course tuition.
3. Tuition for this course is listed in the course description on the Extended Campus webpage.
4. To view or pay your bill, please visit the Bursar’s website for specific instructions on accessing your bill. You will not receive a bill in the mail; UNC has an ebill system.


Course Basics

CHEM 682-940
Level of Study
Course runs: August 21 - December 8, 2017
Add/Register by: August 25
Drop by: September 1
Jerry Suits
$300 / Credit Hour

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