How To Get Started

Science, math and engineering undergraduates begin by taking two UTeach exploratory courses:

  • Step 1 – Inquiry Approaches to Teaching (1 credit)
  • Step 2 – Inquiry-Based Lesson Design (1 credit) 

Both Step 1 and Step 2 are offered each semester and taken sequentially, one per semester.

These initial courses allows students to explore teaching and decide if it’s a possible career path, prior to making a commitment to the STEM Teaching Minor.The coursework includes a weekly seminar, classroom observations, lesson planning, and student teaching in a classroom.

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