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STEM Education (formerly UAteach)

Preparing STEM majors to advance the understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics either as teachers or in any profession.

The website is currently under construction to reflect the recent expansion of the program offerings.  Enhance your STEM degree with valuable communication skills by pursuing any of these options:

  • Earn a certificate in STEM Education (9 credits)
  • Earn a Minor in STEM Education (15 credits)
  • Earn an Arkansas teaching license (grades 7-12) in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Computer Science licensure (grades 4-12)
  • Graduate in four years with multiple career options!

All the options for undergraduates illustrated (PDF)

Choose from three introductory courses (1, 2, or 3 credit hours) to explore these options!

ARSC 1201 Introduction to Teaching in STEM

An engaging course that will provide students with an opportunity to practice and implement techniques and skills associated with learning and teaching science, math, or computer science.  Fulfills freshman requirement: UNIV 1001 University Perspectives

ARSC 1212 Field Experience in Teaching STEM

This course will provide students the opportunity to create and teach engaging math, science, or computer science lessons in a local school.

STEM 2003 The Art of STEM Communication

An interdisciplinary course that explores the importance of effective STEM communication in socio-scientific issues. Interactive and engaging, this course collaborates with the STEM and Fine Arts departments.  Fufills a social science elective for State Minimum Core.


Consider the benefits of becoming a teacher.

"Education empowers students by giving them the skill set and confidence to solve problems in their lives and change the world."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             — Chris Malone

"Computer Science is not about teaching a student how to code or how to use a computer. It is about teaching a student that no matter what the challenge is, it can be overcome."

— Nate Vogel

"I love seeing students develop confidence in themselves and pride in their work!"

— Clair Mulvihill

The University of Arkansas also offers a Graduate Certificate in K-6 STEM Education for Elementary Education.