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About UTeach

UTeach prepares science and engineering undergraduate students to become licensed middle school or high school teachers. Our mission is to attract a wide range of bright science and engineering undergraduate students to the STEM teaching minor to give them the experience and mentoring needed to become confident, effective, and engaging educators. UTeach is an innovative model for undergraduate STEM teacher preparation that was developed at the University of Texas Austin over 15 years ago. UTeach UMass Lowell was launched in Spring 2012 under a $1.6 million Massachusetts Department of Education grant.

If you have ever considered becoming a math or science teacher, then UTeach UMass Lowell could be for you!

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Why UTeach?

There is a critical need for highly-qualified STEM teachers, and the need is growing over the next decade. UTeach is designed to give science, mathematics and engineering undergraduates the opportunity to earn an initial teaching license while pursuing a bachelor degree. Upon completion of a bachelor degree, the STEM Teaching Minor and the teaching practicum students obtain Massachusetts initial teacher licensure to teach math or science in high school. 

  • PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE - Student teaching begins immediately with the first exploratory course and continues throughout the program.
  • UNIQUE INTERNSHIPS - Well-paid teaching and curriculum development internships provide valuable professional experience.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS - Students who complete STEP 2: Inquiry-based Lesson Design or Introduction to STEM Teaching are eligible for scholarships.
  • EDUCATOR LICENSURE - Students earn an initial teaching license to teach in middle school or high school. 
  • WORK READY UPON GRADUATION - Undergraduates can complete the UTeach teacher preparation program without extending their graduation date, if they start as freshmen or sophomores. However, students who enter the program in junior year will very likely have to extend graduation by at least a semester in order to complete the practicum.