About Teach (STEM)³
Teach (STEM)³ is a one-year urban clinical residency program combined with graduate coursework and two years of post-residency mentoring support to prepare effective secondary and middle school STEM teachers. Coursework and residencies create a one-year, full-time program correlating with partner district calendars. Upon completion, scholars will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree along with licensure in a STEM content area.
This is a full-time, one-year urban clinical residency program combined with 36 credit hours of graduate coursework. There is a mix of classroom field experience, co-teaching at our partner schools, and day-long and evening classes on the UIndy campus.
Building tomorrow's STEM teachers
Teach (STEM)³ is UIndy’s innovative clinical residency teacher preparation program for recent college graduates and career-changers with degrees in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) field. This cutting-edge master’s program requires the completion of 36 credit hours and will teach Scholars how to become exceptional middle and secondary STEM teachers.
Teach (STEM)³ is divided into three main components: who, what, and where, each with their own sub-elements. These components and elements work together synergistically, providing Scholars with authentic teaching and learning experiences they can bring into the classroom during residency—and beyond.
As can be seen below, faculty, mentors, and Scholars make up the “who” aspect of Teach (STEM)³, while residency, courses, and mentorship create the “what,” and partner districts, employers, and UIndy constitute the “where.” While each of these categories is important individually, they all work together to help Noyce Grant Scholars successfully complete their residency, coursework, and mentoring requirements, ultimately leading them toward a bright future as a STEM educator.
Mentoring for the future
Mentors are one of the most important components of the Teach (STEM)³ program, as they provide support for new teachers as they transition from scholars to educators. UIndy anticipates receiving external support for mentoring initiatives, however, while this is pending, the university will continue to support the development of its Scholars through internal mentoring.
Once new teachers are employed, UIndy will provide mentoring, one-on-one coaching, and workshops to help them become highly impactful secondary STEM educators, working to encourage student engagement and achievement.
UIndy's curriculum is unique from other programs because it is presented in a project-based learning (PBL) format. This increases your retention of material through in-depth projects related to experiences you'll have as a teacher. You'll then be able to incorporate this method in your own classroom, which is critical as many Indiana school districts have implemented PBL into their curriculum. Through UIndy's program, you'll be immersed in PBL from day one, and will even develop your own PBL curriculum for classroom use.
The Teach (STEM)³ program offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with the following licensure options:
Any mathematics course in middle school/junior high; any course in a mathematics department in a high school
- Life Science
Any science course in middle school/junior high; any course in the life sciences in high school
Any science course in middle school/junior high; any course in chemistry or integrated chemistry/physics in high school
Because of Indiana’s rigorous licensure program, a teaching license earned in Indiana is reciprocal in most other states, giving you flexibility to teach in virtually any state in the country. But we’d like you to stay in Indiana. With roughly one-third of current Indiana teachers set to retire within the next five years, and with many schools desperately needing secondary math and science teachers, the demand for qualified licensed teachers is high.
Schedules & Courses
The program is a mixture of classroom field experience and co-teaching at our partner schools, and day-long or evening classes on the UIndy campus.
See a program schedule and class descriptions ►
Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $19,996. This can be paid in four installments of $4,998.
When can I start?
New cohorts begin each June, however, the application process can be lengthy, so it's important to apply as soon as possible.
“The faculty at UIndy constantly utilized strategies in our classes that we could use in our own teaching. I continually find myself thinking back to activities I did in my classes and implementing those same activities/strategies in my own classroom. I could tell that the faculty took a genuine interest in my success throughout the process of completing the program.”