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UWF-Teach

UWF-Teach is a degree program for becoming a Florida certified teacher at the middle and high school levels.


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  • Gain valuable, real-world experience teaching students at a school or informal learning center
  • Learn from experienceded teaching mentors
  • 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.


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 (EDG4948)


Noyce Scholarship Program

UWF-Teach majors have the opportunity to become Robert Noyce Scholars and receive funding for the cost of attending UWF during their junior and senior years. Apply for the UWF-Teach Noyce Scholarship.

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 pass the General Knowledge FTCE in order to apply.
  • 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).
  • Scholarship recipients must be U.S. citizens or nationals, or permanent resident aliens.
  • See UWF-Teach Noyce Scholarship supplemental requirements.
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Funding for this program was provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grants #1660615 and #2151061.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Degrees Offered

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 in the UWF Undergraduate Course Catalog.

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 in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

The UWF-Teach B.A. in Earth and Space 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. Earth/Space Science 6-12.

The courses required for degree completion are listed in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

The UWF-Teach B.A. 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 in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

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 in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.


UWF-Teach is CAEP Accredited

The UWF-Teach program is accredited based on the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards through Spring 2025. CAEP is the only CHEA recognized national accreditor for educator preparation.

Accreditation Information
CAEP Accreditation Badge

 

Contacts

Program Coordinator
uwfteach@uwf.edu

Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering
Find your advisor on the HMCSE Advisor Page

College of Education and Professional Studies Advising
Bldg 86, Room 112
850.857.6306
cepsadvising@uwf.edu

Faculty Mentor | Dr. John Pecore
Associate Professor & Associate Chair
TEEL Department, Building 85, Room 176
jpecore@uwf.edu

 

Funding for this program was provided by the NSF Recruiting Impassioned STEM Educators (RISE) grant under award number 1540792.