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Interested in teaching middle/high school math or science?

 

Consider the innovative SKyTeach program at WKU, which provides outstanding preparation for the next generation of Kentucky’s math and science teachers.

 

To become a middle school math or science teacher:

  • You must complete the Science and Mathematics Education (SMED – SKyTeach Program) major and either a Middle Grades Mathematics (MGM – Department of Mathematics) major or a Middle School Science (MSS – Ogden College Office of the Dean) major.
  • You will earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in SMED and MGM or MSS.
  • Your initial certification will be for grades 5 through 9.
  • For a detailed list of required courses see the Curriculum Contract for your desired degree.

To become a high school math or science teacher:

  • You must complete the SMED major and a major in a content area that you wish to teach. 
  • You will earn a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in SMED and the selected content area.
  • Your initial certification will be for grades 8 through 12. 
  • Certification is available in the following content areas:Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics and Physics.
  • For a detailed list of required courses see the Curriculum Contract for your desired degree.

 

Students with initial certification seeking additional certification:

  • If you have already completed PSY 310 and EDU 250 or equivalent courses, you may substitute them for SMED 102 and 310.
  • You must complete all content area courses for the desired certification area.
  • You must complete SMED 101, SMED 320, SMED 340, SMED 360, and SMED 470 as no substitutions will be permitted.
  • You may not be required to complete MGE/SEC 490 or SMED 489.

*See the Policy on Extending the Scope of Professional Competency to Some Certification Area Not Covered by the Initial Certificate.

 


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 Last Modified 10/8/18