Faculty engage in projects with students and teachers throughout Middlesex and Essex counties. Currently, much work is focused on science, technology, math and engineering education (STEM)
. The UTeach Undergraduate STEM Teacher Preparation program partners with Lowell, Dracut, Chelmsford, Billerica, Greater Lowell Regional Technical High School and Methuen.
Other programs include:
Assoc. Prof. Michaela Colombo, through a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education, PETALLs (Preparing Educators to Teach All Language Learners) works with the Lawrence Public Schools preparing administrators, teachers and para professionals to effectively work with second language learners.
The Principal Preparation Program engages with school districts to ensure that new principals are ready to assume the demands of the role. A group of Leadership Fellows from Lawrence, Billerica, Boxborough and Methuen meets regularly with faculty to ensure that our program is current.
Our Elementary Teacher Preparation Program partners with several schools in Lowell so that our students have opportunities to use immediately the knowledge and skills they are learning and reflect on their practice.