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AUMTEACH

Attention: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, & Math Majors
Introducing a STEM program combining student interests with increased and lucrative career opportunities.

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Innovating STEM Education & Careers

One Degree, Two Infinite Career Possibilities...

Get a $750 Scholarship and a minor in Education with your STEM degree!
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Why AUMTeach?

Be part of the solution! 

Quality math and science teachers are in high demand. AUMTeach allows students to pursue an undergraduate degree in STEM focused degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, AND earn a minor in Education that includes a teaching certification at the same time. No additional hours are required as elective hours are used for education courses.

With a drastic shortage of science and math teachers in the River Region K-12 schools and in other schools throughout Alabama, the AUMTeach program was designed to provide a solution by equipping AUM STEM students who might not otherwise choose teaching as a career option. As a result, YOU have an opportunity to serve others, earn more money, owe less debt, and get a leg-up to attending a graduate or professional school, should you pursue that option.

Students in the program will graduate with their STEM degrees as well as a teaching certificate that provides:

  • Access to STEM teaching positions, which are well-paying, high-demand jobs in the River Region and across Alabama up to $20,000 more a year compared to other positions..
  • The ability to teach for as long, or short, as you wish while still maintaining career options in your chosen STEM field.
  • Access to Student Loan Repayment options available to Alabama teachers.
  • The option of entering the workforce immediately after college to earn money toward other potential career goals.
  • The ability to gain a long-term teaching career that provides good pay and benefits comparable to many other STEM careers.
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Graduates with degrees in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, or Mathematics are in high demand everywhere. With AUMTeach, your teaching certificate can start you on the path to earning an additional $20,000 a year compared to those who teach other subject matter.

Teach full-time for five complete and consecutive academic years, you may be eligible for education loan forgiveness of up to $17,500.

You’ll take classes that align with your degree and earn a minor that will allow you to apply for a teaching certificate. Your personal AUMTeach advisor will guide you through innovative and experiential coursework including:

  • Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
  • Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
  • Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science
  • Functions and Modeling OR Research Methods
  • Classroom Interactions
  • Problem-Based Instruction
  • History of Mathematics OR Perspectives on Science
  • Apprentice Teaching
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