DragonsTeach is a Drexel University program that offers Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) majors the opportunity to receive secondary teaching certification alongside their degree and co-op experience. Depending on the area of study, students are eligible to receive high-school teaching certification in the following subjects: Math, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or General Science.
DragonsTeach is designed to address the national need for qualified STEM teachers by allowing students to experience secondary teaching through inquiry-based instruction. DragonsTeach is a collaborative effort of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, and the School of Education and is supported by a $1.45 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative to replicate the UTeach program.
- It’s a 3 for 1- Degree, co-op experience & earn high-school teaching certification
- Get $125 if they receive a letter grade of a "B" or better in the first course, ESTM 201: STEP 1
- Get $125 if they receive a letter grade of a "B" or better in the second course, ESTM 201: STEP 1
- Receive classroom experience right away to evaluate whether or not you like it. In ESTM 201, you and a partner will demonstrate lessons in a Philadelphia elementary school classroom for local students twice.
- Integrate cutting-edge Drexel research into secondary school STEM will be included in the curriculum
The only way to learn about math and science, is through DOING math and science. DragonsTeachers participate in inquiry and project-based instruction which challenges students to ask “Why” and experiment in order to solve problems. From the very first class, Dragonsteac get valuable experience in local classrooms running hands-on activities that encourage students explore and discover.
This program provides several academic and career opportunities that will help you grow as a STEM student and professional. Through partnerships with internal and external organizations, we provide students with paid internship and job opportunities that will compliment their studies. Students are able to author papers, present posters, and host sessions at national conferences. Additionally, they can even participate in or host professional development and networking events with the DragonsTeach Student Organization (DTSO).