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Become a certified grade 6-12 teacher while earning your environmental science degree at UWF. Gain real-world teaching experience and share your love of science. This one-of-a-kind program is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Why Study Environmental Science at UWF?

Our innovative program will provide you with a degree in environmental science plus a Florida professional teacher certification. You will gain the knowledge and skills you need to teach students in grades 6-12 with diverse learning needs.

Coursework includes core environmental science courses, education classes, and practical teaching experiences. You will be prepared to teach earth science, weather and climate, biology, or comprehensive science.

In addition, professional teaching certification gives you versatility in career options.

What You Will Learn

You will study biology, chemistry, geography, social sciences and more. You will also take general education classes and a variety of teacher training courses.

Field experiences are built into the curriculum, and you will receive coaching every step of the way from experienced teaching mentors.

Summer internships can provide a starting stipend of $1,250. Juniors and seniors are eligible for generous scholarships.

The UWF-Teach program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. CAEP is the only national accreditor for educator preparation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.