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:
- Passing grade in the prerequisite course: UTCH.1030 Exploring Teaching and Learning in STEM1
- Minimum overall GPA of 2.750
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:
- Take and pass the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTELs)
- Enroll in UTCH.4010 Practicum and successfully complete a one-semester, 6-credit student teaching experience
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.