STEM Teaching

This site is your one-stop-shop for data and facts about the teaching profession and how to get started with your degree.

Math and science teachers are in high demand across Kentucky and the nation. The demand is especially high in eastern Kentucky, EKU's service region. A degree in teaching, particularly middle and high school math and science teaching, opens doors to jobs across the nation.

Jobs in education are expected to grow 5% in the next decade, faster than the average for all occupations. The shortage of teachers of color is especially critical. While 50% of the K-12 students are students of color, 79% of the nation’s teaching force is white. Only 7% are Black/African American, 9% are Hispanic, 2% are Asian, and 2% are two or more races, according to a study by the National Center for Education Statistics. Read more on these statistics and how EKU is supporting this here.

EKU's College of Education has been preparing educators since 1906. Our programs are nationally accredited. That means groups of state and national experts have evaluated and approved our programs for quality. Our students learn current strategies and content in the college classroom and get extensive real-world experience in schools and other agencies.