Improving the learning and teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: STEM

Recruiting, developing, and retaining a new generation of mathematics and science teachers

UKanTeach is a collaborative program of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Education that prepares and supports secondary mathematics and science teachers at the University of Kansas. The UKanTeach certificate program is designed to be completed along with an approved BS or BA degree to fulfill the requirements necessary for the UKanTeach Certificate in your desired area of licensure: mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, or physics. If you wish to teach secondary (grades 6-12) math or science, then UKanTeach can help.

Student teachersWhat can UKanTeach offer you?

By completing the program students will fulfill the course requirements necessary to gain state licensure eligibility in the above mentioned areas of licensure to become a secondary teacher in Kansas.

  • One Degree -- Many Career Options
  • Graduate in 4 years with a degree in math or science and a teaching license.
  • Start as a freshman, sophomore, or junior.
  • Sign up for LA&S 290, to explore teaching science/mathematics in local schools.

What the Project Based Learning of the UKanTeach program is all about!


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