UTeach UMass Lowell provides students with the education and experience to become highly successful and effective educators. In the STEM Teaching minor you gain valuable skills and teaching experiences that will be essential for teaching in the middle school and high school classrooms. For teacher certification, students complete the STEM Teaching minor, the teaching practicum and a bachelor degree in a STEM field in order to obtain an initial Massachusetts teacher license. Upon successful completion of the UTeach UMass Lowell program students will be work ready and ready to teach!
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS
Criminal background checks are required for all UTeach courses and internships that involve students teaching in a K-12 school. UTeach instructors will guide students through the criminal background checks and fingerprinting processes prior to assigning students to the classrooms. Students must undergo and pass criminal background checks for each K-12 school district to which they will be assigned.
STEM TEACHING MINOR
The STEM Teaching minor is open to undergraduates enrolled in a bachelor degree program in one of the following STEM fields:
- Kennedy College of Sciences: biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and physics
- Francis College of Engineering: chemical, civil , computer , mechanical or plastics engineering
Declaration of Minor
To declare the minor, students obtain written approval from their UTeach Program Advisor using the Declaration of Minor Form (pdf). Prior to declaring the STEM Teaching minor, students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 and completed the following courses:
- Introduction to STEM Teaching OR STEP 2: Inquiry-based Lesson Design
- Knowing and Learning in Math and Science
- Perspectives on Math and Science
For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog.
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