Davenport rolls out new STEM degree programs

Courtesy Davenport University

Davenport University is offering two new degree programs in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to combat teacher shortages in urban areas.

Students can earn their Bachelor of Science in integrated science with a focus on elementary education or a Bachelor of Science in biology, chemistry, math, physics or integrated science with a focus on secondary education.

The programs aim to develop elementary and secondary teachers with expertise in K-12 STEM instruction and culturally responsive teaching strategies to empower themselves and students intellectually, socially and emotionally

“We’re seeing teachers and administrators continually challenged with access to adequate resources to support students in urban schools,” said Richard Pappas, Davenport University president. “Davenport’s College of Urban Education curriculum is designed to address these challenges. And with our master’s degree programs, we’ve seen measurable success in both the classroom and through teacher retention. It’s time we shared these learnings with those seeking bachelor’s certification.”

Students can earn their degrees by enrolling in the university’s virtual online education courses and in-person STEM courses at its Detroit, Grand Rapids and Lansing campuses.

“We’ve found that integrating students’ cultural knowledge, prior experiences and providing a frame of reference makes learning encounters more relevant and effective,” Pappas said. “It’s essential teachers today meet students where they are to help them succeed academically.”

More information is available here.

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