About Teach STEM
Central Washington University’s STEM Teaching program prepares you to competently and confidently begin a teaching career and positively impact students’ lives. The Teach STEM program provides candidates with rigorous coursework and field experience in preparation for becoming middle or high school STEM teachers. By choosing teaching you make your future and your students’ futures brighter.
As one of the state’s oldest and most prestigious teaching universities, CWU knows what it takes to produce teachers who are classroom-ready on their first day on the job. At Central, you will find a place that understands your needs and can help you become a successful educator.
Why Study Teach STEM at CWU
Central is a community of teachers. The foundation of the CWU community was built on teaching, which makes us the perfect place for any student interested in becoming an educator.
Central’s STEM Teaching program is a collaboration between sciences and education that supports you as you seek your teaching certification in the science and mathematics field. Our program will prepare you to immediately apply what you learn by practicing in real classrooms from your first course and throughout the program.
- Flexible. Graduate in 4 years with your science or mathematics degree and teaching certification. Accelerated options for transfer and postbac students.
- Hirable. Science and mathematics teachers are critically needed state- and nationwide. Over 90% of STEM teaching graduates find employment immediately.
- Meaningful. Make a difference in your community with a fulfilling career.
- Unique. CWU offers the only UTeach program in Washington State. This nationally recognized STEM teacher preparation model immediately connects you to a nationwide network of STEM teaching professionals. Learn more about UTeach.
Wherever you are on your academic journey, the Teach STEM program offers options for undergraduate, transfer, and postbac students. Check out our overview pages for our undergraduate and graduate degree options.
Attending a community college? CWU's Early Transfer Admission Plus Program allows you to be fully admitted to CWU while you finish your degree at your local community or technical college. Benefits of joining include application fee waiver, connection to an advisor, introduction to students and faculty, and access to CWU resources like financial aid and career services.
For additional information about our program, please contact our STEM Teaching Program Advisor, Rachel George.