UWF-Teach

The UWF-Teach program is a professional certification pathway for grades 6-12. The program is geared towards STEM majors who show an interest in teaching at the middle and high-school level.


UWF-Teach
Gain valuable real-world experience teaching students at a school or an informal learning center
Learn from an experienced Teaching Mentor
Share your science and math skills
Explore the world of teaching

Mission/Vision

To provide a multi-dimensional program for recruiting and retaining highly quailed STEM majors to become middle and secondary teachers and expand our local learning community to support and mentor UWF-Teach candidates and program completers. For more information, view the RISE NOYCE Outcome Report.


National Science Foundation (NSF)
Funding for this program was provided by the NSF Recruiting Impassioned STEM Educators (RISE) grant under award number 1660615.

Services/Projects

Exploring Inquiry Teaching Course: Developed for students who wish to explore teaching careers in math or science, this course engages participants in authentic experiences observing, designing, and delivering inquiry-based math and/or science lessons for older children and young adolescent learners in formal and informal educational settings.

STEM Master Mentor: Science and math educators trained to facilitate content-focused coaching during field experience courses.

Field Experience Opportunities:
Exploring Inquiry Teaching for Science and Math Majors (EDG2041)
Secondary Practicum (EDG4940)
Apprenticeship Teaching (EDG4990)

Noyce Scholars Program:
Eighteen STEM majors will become Robert Noyce Scholars and receive funding for the cost of attending UWF during their junior and senior years. Applications for the UWF-Teach Noyce Scholars Program are due February 28, 2018.

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Have (and maintain) a minimum 2.75 GPA.
  • Must be enrolled in a UWF-Teach major as a junior or senior at the time of award. 
  • Must have completed Exploring Inquiry Teaching (EDG2041) or an equivalent course with a minimum grade of C-. 
  • Submit two letters of recommendation (at least one letter should be from an HMCSE faculty member; the second letter may be from a CEPS or HMCSE faculty/staff member).
  • See supplemental requirements.

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biology Teach

The UWF-Teach B.A. in Biology degree includes general education coursework, major courses and education courses. Graduation requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a passing score on all Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) by department deadlines in order to be admitted to student teaching. The FTCE tests are as follows: 1. General Knowledge, 2. Professional Knowledge, and 3. Biology 6-12. The courses required for degree completion are listed on the Biology, B.A. - Program Sheet

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Chemistry/Biochemistry

The UWF-Teach B.A. in Chemistry degree includes general education coursework, major courses and education courses. Graduation requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a passing score on all Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) by department deadlines in order to be admitted to student teaching. The FTCE tests are as follows: 1. General Knowledge, 2. Professional knowledge, and 3. Chemistry 6-12. The courses required for degree completion are listed on the Chemistry, B.A. - Program Sheet.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Environmental Science Teach

The UWF-Teach B.A. in Environmental Science degree includes general education coursework, major courses and education courses. Graduation requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a passing score on all Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) by department deadlines in order to be admitted to student teaching. The FTCE tests are as follows: 1. General Knowledge, 2. Professional Knowledge, and 3. Environmental Science 6-12. The courses required for degree completion are listed on the Environmental Science, B.A. - Program Sheet.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Mathematics

The UWF-Teach B.S. in Mathematics degree includes general education coursework, major courses and education courses. Graduation requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a passing score on all Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) by department deadlines in order to be admitted to student teaching. The FTCE tests are as follows: 1. General Knowledge, 2. Professional Knowledge, and 3. Mathematics 6-12. The courses required for degree completion are listed on the Mathematics, B.S. - Program Sheet.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Physics

The UWF-Teach B.A. in Physics degree includes general education coursework, major courses and education courses. Graduation requirements include a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a passing score on all Florida Teacher Certification Examinations (FTCE) by department deadlines in order to be admitted to student teaching. The FTCE tests are as follows: 1. General Knowledge, 2. P ofessional Knowledge, and 3. Physics 6-12. The courses required for degree completion are listed on the Physics, B.A. - Program Sheet.




Contacts

Program Coordinator: Amy Brewer
Math/Stat Department, Building 4, Room 223
uwfteach@uwf.edu
(850) 474-2276

CEPS Advisor: TBA
Office: CEPS Advising, TBA

HMCSE Academic Advisor:
Refer to HMCSE Department Advisor

Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Pecore, Associate Professor & Associate Chair
TEEL Department, Building 85, Room 176
jpecore@uwf.edu
(850) 474-2303

College of Education and Professional Studies
Building 85, Room 103
cepsdean@uwf.edu
(850) 474-2769

Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering
Building 4, Room 423
hmcse@uwf.edu
(850) 474-2688


Resources

UWF Teach Brochure (PDF)
Biology, B.A. - Program Sheet
Chemistry, B.A. - Program Sheet
Environmental Science, B.A. - Program Sheet
Mathematics, B.S. - Program Sheet
Physics, B.A. - Program Sheet


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