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-TeachGain valuable real-world experience teaching students at a school or an informal learning centerLearn from an experienced Teaching MentorShare your science and math skillsExplore the world of teaching
  • Gain valuable, real-world experience teaching students at a school or 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.


Learn more about UWF-Teach and hear from Noyce Scholars

UWF-Teach video transcript

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 (EDG4948)

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 June 15, 2019.

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. Earth/Space 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
uwfteach@uwf.edu

CEPS Advisor | Jennifer Kilduff
Bldg 86, Room 112
jkilduff@uwf.edu
(850) 857-6009

HMCSE Advisors
Find your advisor on the HMCSE Department Advisor page

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

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

Hal Marcus College of Science & Engineering (HMCSE)
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