University of Texas, El Paso (Chemistry)
The University of Texas at El Paso (Master's)
Baylor College of Medicine (Graduate Coursework)
I possess a Texas Secondary Science Teaching License with endorsements in Chemistry and Biology. This lifetime license was granted in 1991 after scoring well on the EXCET exam. The EXCET is a subject-based competency test administered to Texas students after completing their education course work and student teaching internships. I also possess Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry, graduating with a 3.9 GPA (A = 4.0).
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I possess a Texas Secondary Science Teaching License with endorsements in Chemistry and Biology. This lifetime license was granted in 1991 after scoring well on the EXCET exam. The EXCET is a subject-based competency test administered to Texas students after completing their education course work and student teaching internships.
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The theory and practice of Organic Chemistry is my specialty. As an undergraduate, I earned the grade of A in both semesters of Organic Chemistry, including the laboratory courses for a total of 8 semester credits. As a graduate student I earned the grades of B and A in both semesters of Advanced Organic Chemistry for a total of 6 semester hours credit toward an MS in Chemistry. During graduate school, I was the teaching assistant for undergraduate Organic Chemistry Labs. I lectured on the theory behind the lab exercise, the procedures and techniques to be used, and answered questions as the students were running their experiments. I also graded their lab reports as well as evaluated the purity of their product compounds. My graduate thesis experiments involved the theory and synthesis of new organometallic compounds. I selected the reagents, designed the reaction conditions, conducted multi-step synthetic organic reactions, and isolated the products - which were then proven to be the target compounds by standard analytical techniques such as IR, UV, NMR, and GC/Mass spectroscopy. I left graduate school with a MS in Synthetic Chemistry and a GPA of 3.9 (A=4.0) as well as Lifetime Teaching Certificate in High School Chemistry in the State of Texas. 20 years of practical experience in private industry followed.
I received the grade of "A" in Human Physiology as an undergraduate with a minor in Biology. I passed Human Physiology at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX) - Pass/Fail grading system - along with other basic medical sciences curriculum.
I was previously endorsed to teach High School Health Sciences in New York before Teaching Certificate expired. Possess lifetime teaching license in the State of Texas with endorsements in Secondary Biology and Chemistry. (EXCET subject content test score was high in Physiology.)