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STEM Education Programs

Nurture Curiosity - Teach in a STEM Field
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The Spring 2024 Semester Starts January 8, 2024

We’re now accepting applications for the Spring 2024 semester!

Want to learn more about Athens State University’s transfer-friendly STEM Education degrees?
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    About Our STEM Education Programs

    Interested in teaching in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field?

    Our STEM Education programs are designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful STEM educator. Educational components will include how to create engaging lesson plans, deliver effective instruction, and use the latest educational technology to enhance student learning. We’ll also provide you with hands-on experience in the classroom, so you can put your knowledge into practice and develop your teaching skills.

    STEM fields are important because they are essential to progress and innovation in our modern world. These fields provide us with new ways of understanding the natural world, developing new technologies, and solving complex problems. They also allow us to create new products services, and solutions that can improve our daily lives.

    By teaching in a STEM-related field, you can help directly impact the world and economy by teaching the next scientist, engineer, or inventor.

    Program Options

    Biology with a Minor in Education

    The Biology degree with a Minor in Education is intended for those students wishing to teach Biology in Grades 6-12. It also allows them to teach Life Science, Biology, Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Genetics, as well as Earth and Space Science, Physical Science, and Environmental Science.

    Chemistry with a Minor in Education

    The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Education prepares students for careers in secondary school teaching. By means of a rigorous program of chemistry courses through formal classroom instruction, laboratory exercises involving wet chemistry, instrumentation, computer software packages, and appropriate directed study and research, students obtain a strong academic background in chemistry and its applications.

    Mathematics with a Minor in Education

    The Bachelor of Science in Mathematics is intended for students interested in teaching math at the K-12 level. A minor in education prepares students to teach mathematics at the high school or middle-grade level. Students who participate in this program are required to take the Praxis II Mathematics Content Test.

    Why Choose Athens State for Your STEM Education Degree?

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    As an upper-division institution, your goal is our goal — we focus on helping you finish what you started, advance your career, and meet your personal goals.

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    Learn from the best and brightest — faculty members who know what knowledge and skills are needed to succeed in a competitive job market.

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    As the university with the lowest cost of attendance of all public, state institutions in Alabama, Athens State provides you the best value for your investment.

    “I am always trying to learn and to appreciate things around me. Mr. Lee, my ESOL teacher in high school, is my inspiration to be a teacher, and he inspired many of my values and principle, especially in learning and teaching. He helped me to be a good student and teacher, and I cannot wait to tell Mr. Lee that I am a teacher just like he once was.”

    Ming P.

    Mathematics Education, ’21

    About Athens State University

    Athens State University, the oldest continuously operating higher-education institution in Alabama, is an upper-division university that meets the needs of students often left underserved in other learning environments. We exclusively serve transfer students – whether they’re returning adult learners or younger undergraduate transfers – and provide them with career-focused education that will prepare them to enter the workforce. Our faculty members are uniquely attentive to the needs of both students and employers, and they develop curricula to serve each group equally. Students graduate from Athens State with the confidence to seize control of their careers and find success in their professional endeavors.