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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. 

  • PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE - Pre-service 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 are eligible for awards and scholarships as they progress through the STEM Teaching minor and the teaching practicum.
  • EDUCATOR LICENSURE -  Students earn MA initial teacher licensure to teach math, science or technology/engineering in middle school and high school.
  • WORK READY UPON GRADUATION - Upon completion of a bachelor degree, the STEM Teaching Minor and the practicum students are ready to teach!

UTeach Partnership Board

Billerica Public Schools - Tony DiLuna, STEM Curriculum Coordinator
Chelmsford Public Schools - Matthew Beyranevand, K-12 Math and Science Coordinator                                                                        
Dracut Public Schools - David Hill, Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Lowell Public Schools - Amy McLeod, Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Martha Cohn, Coordinator of Science and Social Studies
Greater Lowell Regional Tech HS - Elizabeth Often, Mathematics Teacher
Methuen Public Schools - Cheryl Bradley, Teacher