UKanTeach is an innovative teacher preparation program for students interested in becoming secondary (grades 6-12) mathematics and science teachers. UKanTeach is a collaborative program of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Education that prepares and supports secondary mathematics and science teachers at the University of Kansas. The UKanTeach certificate program is designed to be completed along with an approved BS or BA degree to fulfill the requirements necessary for the UKanTeach Certificate in your desired area of licensure: mathematics, biology, chemistry, earth and space science, or physics. 

To request the following information about the UKanTeach program, email Administrative Assistant Betsy Carlson at

  • Checklist for UKanTeach Certificate and BS in Chemistry (.pdf)
  • Checklist for UKanTeach Certificate and BA in Chemistry (.pdf)
  • The UKanTeach Certificate Requirements for all licensure areas (.pdf)

Students who complete UKanTeach coursework and pass both the state’s licensure examinations and the PRAXIS II subject examination meet Kansas licensure requirements for secondary educators. The Schoool of Education Licensure Web page will answer many of your licensure questions.

UKanTeach invites all KU students to explore their interest in teaching by taking the first one-hour UKanTeach course (LA&S 290). Freshmen through seniors are eligible to enroll. Through coursework and classroom experiences, students learn quickly whether they are suited to the profession of teaching. At the end of the semester students who complete the course will be reimbursed $200 to cover in-state tuition rates for a one-hour course.  

Students interested in combining a degree in Chemistry with the coursework necessary for secondary licensure are encouraged to apply to the UKanTeach program. Below you will find links to curriculm checklists for B.S. and B.A. degrees, and a list of UKanTeach Certificate Requirements for all licensure areas that can be combined with any of the Chemistry degrees that KU offers.

For detaled information about this innovative program for future math and science teachers, please visit the UKanTeach Web site.