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Step 1 and Step 2


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Interested in science or mathematics? Have you ever considered teaching?

The OSUTeach program provides science (biological science, chemistry, geology, and physics) and mathematics majors with the opportunity to try out teaching in elementary and middle school classrooms in two introductory courses (STEP 1 and STEP 2). Students also receive a $125 stipend for completing the course with a grade of "C" or better. The courses will help students decide if they want to pursue a science or mathematics degree with a secondary teacher certification option. These degrees provide students with flexibility in future careers by preparing them with strong content knowledge in their discipline, as well as the professional education courses necessary for a successful secondary teaching career.

SMED 1011 - Inquiry Approaches to Teaching, Step 1: Students design and teach science or math lessons in an elementary school classroom. (offered in spring and fall semesters)

SMED 2011 - Inquiry-Based Lesson Design, Step 2: Provides students with middle school experience using lessons they have written based on district curriculum. (offered in fall and spring semesters)

Students wanting to enroll in STEP 1 and/or STEP 2 should talk with their academic advisor and meet with Ms. Leslie Evans to learn more about the class (please call 405-744-6350 to schedule an appointment with Ms. Evans). Students do not need to declare a secondary teacher certification option to enroll in these courses. However, students who select one of the secondary teacher certification options will become eligible for other opportunities available through the OSUTeach program, such as grants and internship.