Are you interested in educating others about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts? If yes, then you will want to learn more about STEM for Educators. With this major, you’ll learn about a range of STEM topics that affect our world today. Some courses students take with this major include STEM Explorations, Phenomenal Science, Meteorology, Geoscience Issues & Society, and Development, Exceptionality, and Learning.
Career Paths Available to You
This degree prepares students to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) concepts into elementary- and middle-school classrooms as well as settings such as museums, nature centers, libraries, government agencies, or community-based organizations. Students can double major in education to obtain teacher certification either in pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade or middle school science, or choose a STEM for informal educators option to work in settings outside the classroom. If you’re interested in teaching STEM in the classroom, read more about the need for teachers in this area.
Skills You’ll Learn
The degree will develop students' abilities to be effective communicators and teachers of STEM, whether in formal or informal educational settings. This includes the skills needed to communicate STEM concepts to learners, the ability to engage learners in meaningful and productive instructional activities, and skills needed to help learners understand how STEM is crucial in today's society.
Professors who teach STEM for Educators have experience teaching STEM in public schools, and they have extensive experience preparing future STEM teachers at all grade levels. Professors conduct research in STEM education, with an emphasis on building students' understanding of the relationships between STEM disciplines.