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Welcome to SKyTeach

Welcome to SKyTeach


SKyTeach offers opportunities to undergraduate students at Western Kentucky University entering careers in math and science education.  

Our mission is:

Recruit - Increase enrollment for the next generation of math and science teachers in Kentucky.  

Prepare - Develop outstanding teachers to improve math and science education in Kentucky.

Support - Offer mentoring throughout the program and continued support after graduation.

Outreach - Provide opportunities to local educators by promoting math and science in the community.

Our program is:

SKyTeach student benefits include:

  • Personal support and guidance by Master Teachers who are experiences former high school STEM teachers.
  • Academic and social support from peers who have similar career interests.
  • Opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience at the middle and high school levels.
  • High/Middle school student teaching experience in the fourth year of the program.
  • Paid interships available during the school year and summer.
  • Scholarship opportunities are available and are awarded annually.

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SKyTeach Office
Jillian Burkhalter
Western Kentucky University
Kelly Thompson Hall 1011A
1906 College Heights Blvd.
Bowling Green, KY 42101
Phone: 270.745.3900
Education Co-Director
Dr. Martha M. Day
Kelly Thompson Hall 1011C
Phone: 615.319.1099
E-mail: martha.day@wku.edu 
Science Co-Director
Dr. Les L. Pesterfield
Kelly Thompson Hall 4011
Phone: 270.745.6246
E-mail: lester.pesterfield@wku.edu


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