|Über uns||Drexel's DragonsTeach is a program designed to allow STEM majors to receive secondary teaching certification while fulfilling their degree requirements!|
|Mission||To address the need for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers and to enhance the quality of teaching nationally.|
DragonsTeach is based on the successful UTeach Program at the University of Texas, which has been recognized as a model for STEM teacher preparation reform by the National Research Council, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and by President Barack Obama in a recent State of the Union. The core elements of the UTeach model include:
Active recruitment of undergraduate STEM majors and incentives for considering teaching;
The importance of programs of study that emphasize the development of deep content knowledge and research-based instructional strategies for teaching science and mathematics;
A compact degree program that allows for STEM undergraduates to complete both a STEM degree and teacher certification in the standard timeframe for completing their undergraduate degree;
Early, regular, and intensive field experiences beginning with the students’ first experiences in the program.