Improving the learning and teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at all levels

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!

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times
Congratulations to Camden Hanzlick-Burton, this year's NABT Outstanding New Biology Teacher. BTW, this is different than the OBTA award for KS that he also won. The award itself is very meaningful to me since it is sponsored by the Neil Campbell Educational trust. Neil had a very fond place in his heart for beginning biology teachers. From the NABT site: "This award, sponsored by Pearson, the Neil A. Campbell Educational Trust and NABT, recognizes outstanding teaching (grades 7-12 only) by a "new" biology/life science instructor within his/her first three years of teaching (when nominated) who has developed an original and outstanding program or technique and made a contribution to the profession at the start of his/her career. The award includes a travel fellowship and recognition plaque to be presented at the NABT Professional Development Conference, and one year of complimentary membership to NABT"
Congratulations to Camden Hanzlick-Burton, this year's NABT Outstanding New Biology Teacher. The award itself is...