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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 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.

How To Get Started

  1. Begin UTeach by taking the exploratory course Introduction to STEM Teaching. This prerequisite course to the STEM Teaching minor allows students to explore teaching as a possible career path, prior to making a commitment to the STEM Teaching Minor. 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 each K-12 school district in which they will be student teaching. The instructor will guide students through the criminal background check and fingerprinting processes prior to assigning students to the classrooms. 
  2. Continue by taking Knowing and Learning in Math and Science (SS) and Perspectives on Math and Science (AH) which are the first two courses to the STEM Teaching minor. These courses also fulfill core curriculum requirements. 
  3. Upon successful completion of all three courses, students with a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 may declare the minor and proceed to the next required course.  Please visit UTeach Requirements for further information on the STEM Teaching minor and Teacher Licensure.
For the latest course information please visit UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog