What It Takes To Become an
Awesome Chemical Educator
YOU’VE DISCOVERED YOU HAVE A REAL PASSION for sharing your knowledge of chemistry with others, and thoughts of a career in the teaching profession are on your mind. Whether you are planning to teach at a
high school, community college, or four-year college or university,
you can begin now to prepare for a teaching career.
Pete Smith, a professor of chemistry at
Westminster;College in Pennsylvania, still maintains contact with mentors who guided him during his two-year teaching postdoctoral fellowship
at the University;of;Georgia. According to Smith,
“It’s important to talk with a broad spectrum of
teachers in all areas.” Malika Jeffries-El, a professor of chemistry at the University;of;Iowa, knows
that mentors have been an important influence in
her career. Her mentors have helped with advice
not only about teaching but also about managing
people and money and writing grant proposals.
Malika Jeffries-El is a chemistry
professor at the University of