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NSCI 630 - Spectroscopy for Science Educators

  • 3 credits
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Theory and applications of spectroscopy for grade 6-12 science teachers.

A Science Lab Kit is utilized during this course.


Admission to Master of Professional Natural Sciences Education (M.N.S.E.) program

Important Information

Lab kits are essential to the learning experience of this course. To assure you receive your lab kit via mail in time for the beginning of the course, please register early.

International students, please register at least 6 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester. If you are an international student and attempting to register within 6 weeks of the course start date, please contact Karina Hassell at Karina.Hassell@colostate.eduu for further instructions.


Raymond Chard

Raymond Chard graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. degree in natural science and a minor in chemistry education. He then completed the Master of Natural Sciences Education program in 2013. He conducted his research experience with Dr. Alan Van Orden, developing spectroscopy lab exercises for science educators that are now part of the NSCI 630 course.

Post-graduation, Raymond Chard worked with several education startup companies focused primarily in online education. In his time outside the business world, he has taught at the secondary and collegiate level, with courses spanning earth system science, environmental science, and chemistry. Raymond joined the M.N.S.E. faculty in 2016. He feels fortunate to have the opportunity to do what he loves — help other educators along their journey to professional excellence.