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!


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
1 of 9 public universities with outstanding study abroad programs.
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46 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
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$260.5 million in externally funded research expenditures
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Did you know that there are at least several hundred tiny particles in one cubic centimeter of air? Did you know that there is “good” ozone and “bad” ozone? Teachers, tune into a National Science Teachers Association webinar TOMORROW to explore what’s in the air we breathe; how and why scientists measure air pollution, and the growing popularity of citizen science. You will learn a fun hands-on activity for students to build their own monitor using the latest micro sensors. More info: http://www.climate.gov/teaching/professional-development/do-it-yourself-air-monitoring-%E2%80%93-explore-atmosphere-and-turn-light
Do-It-Yourself Air Monitoring – Explore the Atmosphere and Turn on Light Bulbs! | NOAA Climate.gov
You will learn a fun hands-on activity for students to build their own monitor using the latest micro sensors. These air sensor kits measure particle pollution (commonly known as dust) and turn on light bulbs based on the level in the atmosphere.

Did you know that there are at least several hundred tiny particles in one cubic centimeter of air? Did you know... http://t.co/ZcJxFo9JE3
KU Goldwater Scholar to research Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s diseases Ryan Limbocker, KU’s 56th Goldwater Scholar, plans to focus his research at KU on such neurodegenerative disorders as Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s diseases (see more at http://bit.ly/1nIP2bL). Limbocker, a senior majoring in chemistry, is from Overland Park, Kansas, and plans to pursue a doctorate in analytical chemistry. The Goldwater Scholarships are the nation’s premier undergraduate awards to honor academically gifted students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.