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program overview of uteach

UTeach Overview

UTeach is an undergraduate teacher preparatory program designed to give science, mathematics and engineering (STEM) majors the opportunity to investigate and prepare for careers in teaching math or science in middle school and high school. The UTeach Program Overview includes exploratory courses, core education courses and specialized content courses. Additional math courses are required only for math teacher certification. MTEL examinations and the teaching practicum are required to prepare for an initial MA teaching license.

course sequence of UTEACH STEM Teaching Minor and teacher certification

For the latest information, including course listings, degree pathways and more, please visit the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.

EXPLORATORY COURSE (prerequisite to the minor; doES not count toward minor)

  • Introduction to STEM Teaching, Credits: 3, Semester: Fall, Spring


  • Knowing and Learning in Math & Science*, Credits: 3, Semester: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Perspectives on Mathematics & Science*, Credits: 3, Semester: Spring
  • Research Methods for STEM Inquiries, Credits: 3, Semester: Spring
  • Teaching English Learners, Credits: 3, Semester: Fall, Spring 
  • Classroom Interactions and Equity, Credits: 3, Semester: Spring
  • Project-Based Instruction, Credits: 3, Semester: Fall (senior year)

*Course fulfills Core Curriculum requirement.

Additional coursework required of math and computer science majors (for math teacher certification)

  • Functions and Modeling, Credits: 3, Semester: Fall
  • Geometry, Credits: 3, Semester: Fall

TEACHING PRACTICUM (required for teaching certification)

  • Practicum, Credits: 6, Semester: Fall, Spring (senior year)