Master's with Initial Certification
Secondary Science Education
The following prerequisites are needed for general admission into the MIC program. An undergraduate degree in science or secondary science education that includes a major in the appropriate field and other coursework sufficient for certification in secondary science education. Although each teaching specialty has its own unique requirements, students typically have 48 to 66 credit hours in their academic teaching specialties.
Qualification for admission to UK College of Education teacher certification program requires letters of recommendation, an interview by the appropriate program faculty, GPAs of at least 2.5 overall, in major, minor, and support areas, demonstrated basic skills (GRE, PRAXIS I, ACT, or SAT), and a statement of moral/ethical background. MIC applications are available from the teaching specialty academic advisors.
Admission to the Graduate School, which requires a minimum of 2.75 undergraduate GPA, 3.0 GPA in any graduate work, and standardized test scores. Graduate School and departmental applications are available from Dr. Mary Shake.
100 hours of documented experience with 14-18 year old adolescents as well as commmunity and cross-cultural experience.
Students should apply to the program by February 1 to study the following academic year, but should talk to an advisor earlier.
For information about Secondary Science Education, contact:
Dr. Rebecca McNall Krall, Ph.D.
Chair, Director of Graduate Studies
Department of STEM Education
University of Kentucky
114 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0017
phone: 859 257-2176