The STEM Education minor is designed to prepare students for careers as integrated science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers. This minor is especially appropriate for students planning to earn certification as an elementary or secondary educator and teach elementary and middle level math, science and/or integrated STEM courses. This minor qualifies students for either the Iowa grades K-8 STEM teaching endorsement (for those holding the teacher-elementary classroom endorsement) or the Iowa grades 5-8 STEM endorsement (for those holding a required first endorsement in mathematics, science or technology education).

The STEM Education minor requires 34-35 total credit hours to complete, depending on course choices. This total includes courses that meet either Liberal Arts Core requirements or specified major requirements.

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UNI is home to a nationally recognized teacher preparation program.


This minor qualifies students for either the Iowa grades K-8 STEM teaching endorsement or the Iowa grades 5-8 STEM endorsement.


Teachers in the areas of science and STEM are in high demand across Iowa, and the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Education.


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