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 (graphic below) 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 allow you to explore additional options with your degree.
UKanTeach students complete their BS or BA in mathematics, natural sciences and/or engineering along with the UKanTeach coursework. UKanTeach utilizes a blended pedagogy; learning to teach the specific science and math content while in their undergraduate program, resulting in a deep and rich understanding of STEM. Most of the UKanTeach students go into secondary teaching, a few become university faculty however the transferable communication skills are very useful in graduate school and in the workplace.
The links on the left illustrate the degree pathways that will lead to a four year major in a STEM discipline and a secondary teaching license. In many cases, the UKanTeach meet KU core requirements and are integrated into departmental requirements for your major. Example four year degree plans are offered in each area. These classes are valuable learning experiences that allow you to explore additional options with your degree.
- Explore your pathways to your degree with UKanTeach option through the links on the left menu.
- Talk about potential career opportunities and internship possibilities the UKanTeach Master Teachers.
- 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.
- 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.