UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

STEMteach

Program Curriculum

Students will take courses in a cohort fashion beginning in the summer and continuing throughout one academic year, including the January term.

Required Courses (24 credits)

UTCH 701 STEMteach: Steps 1 and 2, 3 credits
UTCH 702 Knowing and Learning in Math and Science, 3 credits
UTCH 703 Classroom Interactions, 3 credits
UTCH 704 Project-based Instruction, 3 credits
UTCH 705 Teaching STEM Reading in Secondary Schools, 3 credits
UTCH 706 Functions and Modeling, 3 credits
UTCH 707 Perspectives in Math and Science, 3 credits
UTCH 708 Apprentice Teaching Seminar, 3 credits

Required for Teaching Certification (6 credits)

UTCH 709 STEM Apprentice Teaching for Secondary and Middle Grades, 6 credits

Licensure Requirements

The number and type of licenses that may be earned will depend on the candidate's undergraduate major, graduate electives and scores on general knowledge science exams. Wisconsin licenses available include: Biology (1605); Chemistry (1610); Computer Science (1405); Earth and Space Science (1635); Physics (1625); Broadfield Science (1601); Physical Science (1637); Environmental Studies (1615); Life and Environmental Science (1606); and Mathematics (1400). 

Those seeking teaching licenses for Minnesota or other states should confirm the fit of this program's curriculum with the requirements of their chosen state. For more information on teaching licensing and basic skills and content area exams, see the Education Preparation Program web site.

Master of Science in Education Degree

You may also choose to complete a master of science in education degree in secondary education by completing one of the following options in addition to the courses listed above.  

Thesis, 6 additional graduate credits (30 total credits)

TED 760 Methods of Research, 3 credits
TED 799 Thesis, 3 credits (or a science, technology, or math 799 class at 3 credits)
Oral or written comprehensive exam

Research Paper, 6 additional graduate credits (30 total credits)

TED 760 Methods of Research, 3 credits
TED 780 Professional Development Practicum, 3 credits (or an approved teacher education (TED) science, technology or math, special topics course, 789 or 793)
Oral or written comprehensive exam

Capstone Experience, 10 additional graduate credits (34 total credits)

10 credits of approved graduate coursework