Secondary Science Education (MIC)


Program Requirements

Applicants to the MIC Science program must have 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. Applicants are also encouraged to have substantial experience with 14-18-year-old adolescents as well as community and cross-cultural experience.


Qualification for admission to a UK College of Education teacher certification program requires letters of recommendation; an interview by the appropriate program faculty; GPAs of at least 2.75 overall as well as in major, minor, and support areas; demonstrated basic skills (GRE, PRAXIS Core Skills Test); and a statement of moral/ethical background.

Applicants must also gain admission to the Graduate School, which requires a minimum of 2.75 undergraduate GPA and 3.0 GPA in any graduate work along with standardized test scores.

Students may submit applications from August through May with plans to begin the program the following academic year.

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Criswell photoDr. Brett Criswell
Clinical Assistant Professor
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education
University of Kentucky
119 Taylor Education Building
Lexington, KY 40506-0017
phone: 859 257-9776