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The Secondary STEM Education program emphasizes the content knowledge needed for secondary STEM teachers to be successful. Earn a double major in STEM Education and content major (i.e., mathematics, physics, chemistry, earth science, physical science, computer science) with secondary teaching certification (grades 8-12) in one or more state-certifiable STEM subjects in just 4 years (120 credit hours).


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STEM PLUS: Preparing Leaders for Urban/Rural Schools is an undergraduate certification program housed within the College of Education and the STEM Education Department. It represents a unique transdisciplinary approach to teacher education and is the first STEM Education major in the United States.

Career Opportunities in STEM Education

Armed with means to capitalize on cultural and linguistic diversity as a way to make STEM knowledge and skills relevant and useful for all students, STEM PLUS graduates will champion STEM educational equity which may allow all students to use STEM productively in their daily lives to achieve personal goals, participate as active citizens, and to develop the STEM skills necessary for access to modern opportunities in their global technological society.

At UK, you will find a College of Education rich in tradition and focused on innovation. Each of our graduates has a unique story to tell and continues to Inquire, Innovate and Inspire.

What You'll Study

Core curriculum and teaching methods in your chosen field: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Earth Science.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the College of Education, a student must: 1) complete all specific program requirements as listed in this Bulletin; and 2) meet all requirements of the College of Education admission/retention/completion policy. Because most students are pursuing both a UK degree and a state educator license (certificate), it is extremely important that advisors are consulted frequently to be sure that the best selection of courses is made to meet both requirements.


photo of Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder

Dr. Margaret Mohr-Schroeder

Secondary Mathematics Program Co-Chair

Associate Professor of Middle and Secondary Mathematics Education

College of Education

Secondary STEM Education

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