Professional Development Resources for 2-Year College Chemistry Educators

Whether you want to strengthen your teaching skills or take your career in new directions, the following resources can help.

Resources to Advance Teaching Skills

  • Chemistry Collaborations, Workshops and Community of Scholars (cCWCS)*
    Workshops on a variety of curricular topics
  • Getting Results*
    A free multimedia course on effective teaching and learning practices in technology education
  • Teaching by Choice*
    A report on the role of two-year colleges in the preparation of exemplary K-12 educators
  • Project Kaleidoscope (PKAL)*
    A unit within the Association of American Colleges & Universities* dedicated to the dissemination of effective practices in STEM education

Professional growth opportunities

  • ACS Careers
    Career advice, market information, salary comparator, and more
  • ACS Leadership Development System
    A series of 16 courses developed specifically for ACS to grow the leadership skills of volunteers
  • ACS Short Courses
    Online or in-person courses supplementing a variety of technical and employability skills
  • ACS Webinars™
    Free weekly webinars on everything from rookie lab mistakes to the chemistry of chocolate
  • Externships
    Opportunities to spend a few weeks in the field and experience how chemistry is used in industry
  • Publishing in ACS journals
    Guidance on how to get your work published at ACS
  • Mastering the Art of Scientific Publication
    A virtual journal full of advice from the editors of several ACS journals

Networking opportunities

Customize your workshop

In the Resources for Excellence workshop series, you identify the topic you want to address, then develop a strategy that supports your specific needs.

* Note: These resources are external to ACS and are provided for informational purposes only. Listing of a product or service on this website does not constitute an endorsement by ACS.

Contact Us

Have a professional development resource to add to the list? Contact the ACS Undergraduate Programs Office (1-800-227-5558, ext. 6108).