Certificate Program and Degrees Offered

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. The program is also designed to fulfill the course requirements necessary to gain state licensure eligibility in the above mentioned areas of licensure to become a secondary teacher in Kansas, but completion of the program does not guarantee the student’s licensure.

The 'Certificate Plan Sheet' shows the UKanTeach education courses on the top section and then on the bottom you can view which courses in your content area are required for licensure. Students pursuing any related undergraduate degree at KU can add the UKanTeach requirements to their major and obtain their teaching license along with their degree.

Certificate Plan Sheet (pdf)

Further description of majors and interests that are commonly paired with each licensure area:

Licensure Area Commonly Paired Majors/Interests
Biology Any biology degree, biochemistry, any premedical profession, prepharmacy
Chemistry Any chemistry degree, biochemistry, chemical and petroleum engineering, any premedical profession, prepharmacy
Earth & Space Science Any geology degree, B.S. in environmental studies
Mathematics Any mathematics degree, atmospheric science, chemical and petroleum engineering, electrical engineering and computer science
Physics Any physics degree, astronomy, engineering physics, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, mechanical engineering

Students in Undergraduate Biology or Geology are strongly recommending to pursue one of the degrees listed below. In all other areas students should follow the Certificate Plan Sheet along with their degree requirements.

BS Geology for Earth, Space & Science Licensure (pdf)
BS Biology, Teaching Biology


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