IMPORTANT: In the most recent session of the Texas Legislature, changes were made to the GPA requirement for all teacher preparation programs in the state. The minimum GPA has been raised from 2.5 to 2.75. Exactly how this new requirement will be implemented and on what timetable is still to be determined. The UTeach Natural Sciences program will update all policies accordingly. In the meantime, we want current and prospective students to be aware of this new requirement. We will post information on the details as soon as we have them.
The UTeach Program is designed to give both undergraduate students and degree-holders the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching in a hands-on way. In your very first semester in the program, you will have the opportunity to develop and teach a lesson in a local classroom. The UTeach Program also offers a partial tuition rebate upon completion of the first two classes, Step 1 (UTS 101) and Step 2 (UTS 110).
Which Scenario Best Fits You?
Continuing Undergraduate UT Students
The UTeach Program provides a flexible entry plan no matter how far along you may be in your degree plan. You can major in one our UTeach degrees in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). You can also pursue any major at the University of Texas and complete requirements for certification. Students do not have to be enrolled in the College of Natural Sciences to pursue a certification through our program; there are several ways that you can work the required courses into your current degree plan in any college. During peak registration advising--the week before classes begin through the 8th class day--students must attend an information before making an individual appointment with an advisor. For more information about UTeach, click here. For information sessions, click here.
Community College Transfer Students
Transfer students interested in teacher certification for math and science at the middle-grades or senior-grades level should select the College of Natural Sciences when applying. Academic Advisors in UTeach are more than happy to talk to prospective transfer students. Call 512 232 2770 to set up an appointment. Click here for information about degree plans. Click here for information about certifications offered.
Recent University of Texas graduates
Did you just complete your degree? Congratulations on your achievement! You don't need a second degree to be certified and you may be able to complete your certification in 3 semesters. Call 512 232 2770 to schedule an appointment about completing certification after you have finished your degree.
UTeach Natural Sciences offers all individuals who have completed a Bachelor's degree the opportunity to complete requirements for certification in high school and/or middle school STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). You don't need to get a second degree in education and your undergraduate major does not have to be in the subject area (e.g. chemistry, biology, mathematics). For more information, click here. Or, feel free to call 512 232 2770 to set up an advising appointment.