Degree Pathways

The UKanTeach program at the University of Kansas is designed to improve the teaching and learning of undergraduate Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) students. The courses are arranged in a developmental sequence. The first two class; LA&S 290 and LA&S 291 are one hour exploration courses open to all interested KU students. These classes are valuable learning experiences that can enrich the degree of many STEM majors, while building a foundation for those who wish to pursue education further

UKanTeach students complete their BS or BA in mathematics, natural sciences and/or engineering along with the UKanTeach coursework. UKanTeach fits within each degree program to provide focused training specific to science and math content. The result is a deep, thorough understanding of the STEM discipline and a solid foundation in educational practice. The skills acquired through UKanTeach come without any additional time added to the degree plan!

Course Sequence

  • Give it a try. Teach to learn, learn to lead.
    • LA&S 290: Approaches to Teaching Math and Science I (UKan1) - 1 Hr
    • LA&S 291: Approaches to Teaching Math and Science II (UKan2) - 1 Hr
  • Join UKanTeach! Choose a STEM degree, with a teaching option.
    • C&T 360: Knowing and Learning - 3 Hr
    • MATH 209: Functions and Modeling - 3 Hr (Math Majors Only)
    • HIST 363 or MATH 409/410: History of Science or Math - 3 Hr
    • C&T 448: Reading Across the Curriculum - 3 Hr
    • C&T 366: Classroom Interactions - 3 Hr
    • BIOL/CHEM 598: Research Methods - 3 Hr
    • C&T 460: Project-based Learning - 3 Hr
  • Choose Education. Earn your teaching certification.
    • C&T 500 & C&T 598: Student Teaching and Seminar - 7 Hr

Course Descriptions


UKanTeach can also fit into your changing plans. Students who have already earned a significant amount of credit can complete the UKanTeach certification program even faster. That means quicker graduation and less time between you and your career goals.

  1. ​Explore your pathways to your degree with UKanTeach option through the links on the left menu.
  2. Talk about potential career opportunities and internship possibilities the UKanTeach Master Teachers.
  3. Talk with the UKanTeach Advisor or UKanTeach Master Teachers about the courses listed in the below; when they are offered, what prerequisites you may need and any variation in the sequence allowed for your pathway.
  4. Talk to your departmental advisors about what courses are needed to complete your major, applying for an undergraduate research scholarship, completing independent study, or completing honors in the major.

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