Prospective Students

UKanTeach is an innovative teacher preparation program for students interested in obtaining a teaching license secondary (grades 6-12) in addition to their regular STEM degree. 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.

Students who complete UKanTeach coursework and pass both the state’s licensure examinations and the PRAXIS II subject examination meet Kansas licensure requirements for secondary educators. The website will answer many of your licensure questions.

UKanTeach invites all KU students to explore their interest in teaching by taking the first one-hour UKanTeach course (LA&S 290). Freshmen through seniors are eligible to enroll. Through coursework and classroom experiences, students learn quickly whether they are suited to the profession of teaching.

For more information about UKanTeach you can:

Prospective Students are encouraged to go to our Current Students section for information about:

  • Certificate Program and Degrees Offered
  • Course Offerings by Semester
  • Financial Aid Opportunities for Future Teachers
  • Internship Program

Future KU Students:

Students who would like to get more information about attending the University of Kansas are strongly encouraged to schedule a visit through Admissions. To schedule a visit go to and select 'Schedule a Visit!'. Be sure to tell them that you are interested in teaching math or science in high school, and they will arrange an appointment for you to meet with us along with other campus departments.

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