Self-Designed STEM Major — Elementary Teacher Education Track

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Art (BA)
Modes of Study
Blended;In Person

Full-time tuition

In-state: $8,910;
Out-of-state: $26,250 (30 credit hours per year). See details and other costs

Financial aid

Average offer covers a large portion of tuition & fees.
In-state: nearly 100%;
Out-of-state: nearly 70%.
May include scholarships, grants, waiver, & work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program Highlights

  • Benefit from our unique approach: We combine teacher preparation courses and student-teaching experience with courses in mathematics, science, and problem-based learning.
  • Build a deep understanding of the common core mathematics and next generation science standards.
  • Educate the whole child through experience in content preparation, childhood development, reading and writing across the STEM curriculum.
  • Learn from faculty representing a broad range of expertise across mathematics; the physical, natural, and life sciences; and education.
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Program requirements

Our program prepares students seeking to teach STEM education to children with a strong foundation in mathematics and science. Coursework covers reading and writing across the STEM curriculum, and focuses on hands-on, problem-based learning.

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Flexible career options

Our program prepares well-rounded and insightful educators who are deeply knowledgeable in the mathematics and science classes that they’ll teach.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Diverse, expert faculty

You’ll study with faculty in both Education and STEM. This unique approach ensures a superior background in educator preparation and mastery of mathematics, science, and hands-on learning.

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Teacher Education Program Options

Interested in another content area or grade level? We offer 9 different tracks for teaching STEM and liberal arts. You can also major in general education for grades K-6, or prepare to teach world languages, visual or performing arts for PreK-12.

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Next steps

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