Integrated STEM Programs

Integrated STEM program
Integrated STEM program
Integrated STEM program
Integrated STEM program
Integrated STEM program
Integrated STEM program

UNCW is offering new Integrated STEM (iSTEM) programs for teachers and freshmen pursuing a major in a STEM discipline.

For Teachers: Want to Lead Integrated STEM Initiatives in Your School or District? 

UNCW’s new iSTEM Teaching Certification program is designed for secondary mathematics, science and computer science teachers who want to learn how to successfully integrate important concepts across STEM disciplines in the high school classroom. The program, one of the first of its kind in the country, will teach you how to emphasize the rich connections between STEM disciplines, break the curriculum silos, and develop effective inquiry and project-based instruction.

Candidates will complete 18 credit hours of graduate-level courses, field placements and projects in a cohort-model program designed to accommodate working professionals.

For UNCW freshmen: Expand Your Career Options with an iSTEM Minor!

Beginning with the entering freshman class in fall 2017, UNCW students majoring in science, mathematics or technology disciplines will be able to earn a Bachelor of Science degree while completing a minor that leads to a teacher licensure at the secondary (9-12) level.

The iSTEM minor is designed for students interested in learning about the rich connections between STEM disciplines. Courses will integrate content from the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics and/or environmental studies. Additional education courses will prepare students for the effective teaching and learning of STEM in the high school classroom. The program’s hands-on, project-oriented approach will foster scientific thinking, help you gain valuable integrated STEM knowledge and open the door to additional career opportunities.