|Major Code: 7155
|Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science
|Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Field
|Age Restriction: No
|Admission Status: Undergraduate
|Location(s): Main Campus - Melbourne
The STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education major is based on the national UTeach Teacher Preparation Program. This degree cannot be earned except as a dual degree. Students choosing this program are required to be successfully admitted into a primary STEM major before being admitted into the STEM education program as the secondary major.
Successful completion of the requirements of the primary major and the STEM education major results in a dual degree with both the primary and secondary majors showing on the diploma.
Students in this program develop the knowledge, skill and experience needed to be an effective subject matter teacher, anchored in the depth and breadth of knowledge from the primary major, and are qualified to take the state certification examination and become certified as teachers in their primary field.
Students intending to apply should first be admitted into an approved STEM major. Once Inquiry Approaches to teaching (EDS 1502 Inquiry Approaches to Teaching) is successfully completed, admission into the STEM education program is permitted.
Admissions requirements and the process for applying are presented in the Academic Overview section.
Students are required to successfully complete all requirements from their primary STEM major and the STEM education program curriculum shown here. (undergraduate core education requirements may be satisfied through the primary major). To successfully complete the STEM education degree program, a minimum of 120 credit hours are required.
Students should register for Inquiry Approaches to Teaching (EDS 1502) in their first semester to explore teaching as a potential career option in addition to their primary major. Once successfully completed, the student is able to request admission into STEM education as the secondary major.