program overview of uteach

UTeach-Overview UTeach is an undergraduate, teacher preparatory program designed to give science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors the opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching. The exploratory courses Step 1 and Step 2 are prerequisites to declaring the STEM teaching minor, which includes core education courses and specialized content courses. Additional math courses are required only for math teacher certification. 

Students must also pass MTEL examinations and the teaching practicum (generally last semester of their senior year) before applying for their initial teaching license. 

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Courses for UTEACH STEM Teaching Minor and teacher certification

For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog

EXPLORATORY COURSES (do not count toward minor)

Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
Credits: 1, Semester: Fall, Spring

Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
Credits: 1, Semester: Fall, Spring


*Knowing & Learning in Math & Science
Credits: 3, Semester: Fall, Spring

Classroom Interactions and Equity
Credits: 3, Semester: Fall, Spring

*Perspectives on Mathematics & Science
Credits: 3, Semester: Spring

Project-Based Instruction
Credits: 3, Semester: Fall

Research Methods for STEM Inquiries
Credits: 3, Semester: Spring

Teaching English Language Learners
Credits: 3, Semester: Fall (senior year)

*These courses are Common Core approved

Math and computer science students must also take the following as math elective courses, to prepare for math teacher certification

Credits: 3, Semester: Fall

Functions & Modeling
Credits: 3, Semester: Fall

TEACHING PRACTICUM (for teaching certification)

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