The UTeach STEM Teaching minor is an innovative undergraduate teacher preparation program recognized by the national UTeach program. It is designed to give STEM majors the opportunity to investigate and prepare for a career in teaching math, science or engineering in high school. The program is open to science, math, computer science and engineering students.
Prior to declaring the minor, students must meet the following requirements:
1Students must undergo and pass criminal background checks for each K-12 school district to which they will be assigned, starting with pre-service teaching assignments in UTCH.1030.
The STEM Teaching minor consists of 18 credits.
1Satisfies a Core Curriculum Breadth of Knowledge requirement for Social Sciences Perspective (SS)
2Satisfies a Core Curriculum Breadth of Knowledge requirement for Arts & Humanities Perspective (AH)
Additional Initial Teaching Licensure Opportunity
Students who complete the above requirements may elect to earn Massachusetts initial teacher licensure to teach math, science, or technology/engineering in middle school and high school.
To gain initial teaching licensure, students must:
Students majoring in math or computer science must complete two additional courses to be eligible for initial teaching licensure:
These can be fit into the major degree pathway as STEM or elective courses.
For additional information, please visit the UML UTeach website or contact Sumudu Lewis, program coordinator.