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Degree Requirements


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, Mathematics, and Physics.
  • For a detailed list of required courses see the Curriculum Contract for your desired degree.

 

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 Last Modified 2/25/21