Kathy (McLean) McGrane, a 1994 Chemistry Teaching major and science teacher at Glendale High School in the Springfield, Missouri R-12 District, has earned the highest credential available to American educators by recently becoming a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. McGrane achieved in the area of Adolescence and Young Adult/Science. National Board President and CEO, Dr. Ron Thorpe praised McGrane’s accomplishment, noting, “National Board Certification represents the pinnacle of professional accomplishment in teaching.”
National Board Certification is achieved through a rigorous, performance-based, peer-reviewed assessment of a teacher’s Pedagogical skills and content knowledge. The certification process takes one to three years to complete. NBCTs demonstrate advanced teaching knowledge, skills and practices similar to the certifications earned by experts in law and medicine.
The students and faculty of the department are proud of our successful work together. Each year we send 10-15 students to present their research at the spring American Chemical Society meeting. Our students applying to medical school have been extraordinarily successful. We are also pleased to have internship opportunities with industrial partners in the region and around the country. Feel free to contact us with question or to arrange a visit to campus.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423
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