Keys to Success

  • 4-year program— a degree AND a teaching license
  • 27 hours of teacher development coursework in mathematics/science education
  • Recruiting early and often:
    • Visits to KU mathematics and science classes
    • Letters to incoming freshman and transfer students
    • Emails to mathematics and science majors
  • Early Field Experience:
    • First UKanTeach Course—students teach lessons in grades 3-6
    • Second UKanTeach Course—students teach lessons in grades 7-8
    • Subsequent courses—students teach lessons in grades 9-12
  • Master teachers available as faculty & advisors for UKanTeach students
  • Internships and scholarships available for UKanTeach students
  • New professional development courses designed for future math and science teachers
  • Induction support for new teachers to help insure success
  • Master’s degree program encouraged soon after graduation
  • The first one-hour course is offered each semester. During this course, students teach three hands-on inquiry-based science/mathematics lessons in local schools.

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