Do you want to do more with a STEM degree?
STEM teachers are in high demand, and making a difference in students’ lives is incredibly rewarding. If you love science, technology, engineering, or math and want to inspire young minds, this could be a wonderful career for you. In addition, there is often financial support for students to complete degrees in STEM education.
Why Choose UK STEM Education?
"I came to the University of Kentucky from out of state specifically for the STEM Education program. I've found inspiring professors who have become my mentors and collaborative peers who will become my coworkers. The College of Education has given me a community on campus that will support me throughout my career."
STEM Education Student
You should complete an undergraduate admissions application and declare interest in Elementary Education. Be sure to keep your grades on track. After completing 30 credit hours, you will need a minimum 2.75 college GPA to apply to the Teacher Education Program.
You will be eligible to apply for certification in Kentucky upon graduation.
Interested in teaching outside of Kentucky? See our list of teacher certifications by state.
To receive the B.S. degree in STEM Education and a content major (mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, computer science), you must: (1) complete the UK Core Requirements; (2) complete the program major requirements for both majors; and (3) complete the professional education component.
2018-19 Major Sheet
High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
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per year in 2017
Number of Jobs
10 Year Job Outlook
new jobs (average)
High school teachers work in either public or private schools. Generally, they work during school hours, but most also work evenings and weekends to prepare lessons and grade papers. However, most do not teach during the summer.
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