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UTeach-Overview 2018

UTeach UMass Lowell is an undergraduate teacher preparatory program for S.T.E.M. majors to investigate and prepare for a career in teaching math or science in middle school and high school. The Program Overview (pdf) includes all the courses required for teacher certification: exploratory courses, core education courses, specialized content courses, and additional math courses (only or math teacher licensure). The Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTELs) are prerequisites to the teaching practicum and are required for an initial teaching license. Further information can be found in the UTeach Student Handbook.

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How To Get Started

  1. Entry into the minor is based upon completion of the UTeach exploratory course Introduction to STEM Teaching with a grade of B- or better and recommendation of the instructor. This prerequisite course to the STEM Teaching Minor allows you to explore teaching as a possible career path. The coursework includes weekly seminars, classroom observations, lesson planning, and pre-service teaching in a middle school classroom. All students must undergo and pass criminal background checks for the K-12 school district in which they will be assigned. The instructor will guide students through the criminal background check and fingerprinting processes prior to assigning students to the classrooms.
  2. Students may then proceed into the minor by taking the first two courses of the STEM Teaching minor Knowing and Learning in Math and Science (SS) and Perspectives on Math and Science (AH).
  3. To continue in the minor, your overall GPA should be 2.75 or better and you must be in good academic standing. If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you will need to discuss your progress and intentions with your UTeach Adviser (Dr. Bobek or Dr. Lewis). Please visit the UTeach Requirements page for further information on the STEM Teaching Minor and Teacher Licensure.

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