Transform our world by teaching the wonders of STEM

Bachelor of Science in urban STEM education

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) spark innovation — for daily to historic impacts — through research, critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving and creativity.

With a Bachelor of Science in urban STEM education from Davenport University, you can develop deep expertise in K-12 STEM instruction while learning culturally responsive teaching strategies that empower students intellectually, socially and emotionally. Integrating students’ cultural knowledge, prior experiences and frames of reference will make learning encounters more relevant and effective. Helping all students succeed academically begins with STEM teaching strategies that meet students where they are.

What is an urban STEM education bachelor's degree?

A team of experts designed these bachelor’s programs around the unique needs of students in K-12 urban classrooms. These innovative programs prepare aspiring educators to bring equity, creativity and opportunity to increasingly diverse communities.

Bachelor’s programs

  • Urban STEM Education – Elementary, BS
    • Concentration: Integrated Science
  • Urban STEM Education – Secondary, BS
    • Concentrations: Math or Integrated Science

While these programs focus heavily on teaching in large, urban areas with diverse populations, the knowledge and skills you acquire through these programs can be applied to many primary and secondary educational settings. You’ll benefit from mentoring and coaching throughout your program with 1:1 data-based feedback to refine your teaching, as you continue to learn.

Explore the class options included in this degree

Classes include biology, physics, mathematics, chemistry, integrated science, literacy and more. Davenport’s coursework shows you how to apply holistic thinking toward K-12 STEM lesson plans by adapting to student life patterns, demands and challenges.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

Expect attentive instruction with a student-to-faculty ratio of 18:1
Each year, 92% of our students receive a scholarship or gift aid
Davenport transfer students receive a 20% tuition discount
You'll be exposed to teaching in urban classrooms starting year one

Why should you pursue a Bachelor of Science in Urban STEM Education degree at Davenport?

As an aspiring STEM teacher, you can build additional skills through service learning obtained from placements in after-school STEM programs, summer camps, tutoring and in-class teacher support opportunities. Additionally, you’ll receive course prep and support toward the Michigan Tests for Teacher Certification (MTTC). Eligible students receive a voucher to cover the cost of the MTTC exam. Mentoring and coaching, increasing employment opportunities and high satisfaction ratings among our partner schools build up your college experience and your future.

Experience the Davenport difference:

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Mentoring and coaching to grow and refine your teaching skills

The College of Urban Education has a mentoring and coaching program like no other university. You’ll be exposed to teaching in urban environments starting year one and will complete a total of 120 hours (30 hours each year) of guided service learning prior to graduation.


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Faculty experts in urban education

Davenport urban education faculty collectively have 30+ years of experience as educators, with expertise in areas like elementary and secondary teaching and educational leadership as well as certification in online learning instruction.


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Flexible class options

Earn your Bachelor of Science degree in Urban STEM Education through Livestream online+ education courses combined with in-person STEM courses offered at our campuses in Warren, Grand Rapids and Lansing.


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FUSE Clubs ignite leadership and future educators

Urban STEM education students are encouraged to lead a Davenport Future Urban STEM Educators (FUSE) Club. These clubs involve showing high school students how to relay the wonders of STEM to middle school students.


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Trusted by an ever-expanding list of partner schools

Appreciation and support for our College of Urban Education students results in increasing employment opportunities and high satisfaction ratings among our partner schools.


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We’re committed to transforming our world for the better

Davenport is a Transformational Award Winner as recognized by the American Council on Education. This prestigious honor is only awarded to two universities each year across the entire United States.


Get started on your Bachelor of Science in urban STEM education degree

Take the next step toward earning your urban education bachelor's at Davenport.

Talk to a dedicated admissions advisor

Our College of Urban Education has a dedicated admissions team to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Get started launching or advancing your career in urban education. Request more information or begin your application now.

About Davenport University

Davenport Campus

Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.

Offering over 80 degree and certificate programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University. 

Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


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