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Why UTeach

There is a critical need for highly-qualified STEM teachers, and the need is growing over the next decade. UTeach is designed to give science, mathematics and engineering undergraduates the opportunity to earn an initial teaching license while pursuing a bachelor degree. Upon completion of a bachelor degree, the STEM Teaching Minor and the teaching practicum, students obtain a Massachusetts initial teaching license to teach math or science in middle school or high school.

  • CAREER EXPLORATION See if teaching is for you. Your teaching experience begins immediately with your first exploratory course Introduction to STEM Teaching.
  • UNIQUE INTERNSHIPS Well-paid teaching and curriculum development internships provide valuable professional experience to hone in your teaching skills.
  • SCHOLARSHIP ACCESS Students who have completed STEP 2:Inquiry-based Lesson Design or Introduction to STEM Teaching are eligible for a multitude of UTeach scholarships.
  • INITIAL TEACHER LICENSE PREPARATION STEM undergraduates prepare for an initial teaching license while pursuing a bachelor degree.
  • WORK READY UPON GRADUATION Most undergraduate students can complete the UTeach teacher preparation program without extending their graduation date, if they start as freshmen or sophomores. However, students who enter the program in junior year will very likely have to extend graduation by at least a semester in order to complete the practicum.