Why UTeach is Right for You
UTeach is designed to give both undergraduate students and degree holders the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) in a hands-on way. In the very first semester, students work in pairs to develop and teach lessons in a local classroom. Learn more about early field experiences in UTeach.
UTeach participants Garrett and Kira discovered their passion for teaching science and math by trying out UTeach. They prepared for two careers at once, a STEM-based career and teaching, in a streamlined pathway to a bachelor's degree and a teaching certification.
Undergraduate UT Students
UTeach gets you into the classroom right from the beginning. It gives you the support of dedicated and experienced master teachers and prepares you to teach effective, inquiry-based lessons. And UTeach is flexible - start at any point during your college career, or even after you already have your degree.
UTeach Access is a co-enrollment program with The University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College. The program launched its inaugural cohort Fall of 2022.
Do you have a degree in science, mathematics, or computer science?
You’re ready to become a teacher.
The College of Education’s STEM Education Graduate Program is pleased to announce the creation of GradUTeach, a master’s program designed to prepare students for high school and middle school science and math teacher certification
You Should Know
1. All students must undergo a criminal history background check. This is required for all field experiences and before a district can employ you as an educator. If you have been convicted of an offense that is considered not appropriate for an educator, you could be ineligible to earn certification in the state of Texas.
Details about potential eligibility of persons with a criminal history can be found in the Texas Administrative Code, §249.16: http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/sbecrules/tac/chapter249/ch249b.pdf
You have a right to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency before admission into this program. The Texas Education Agency currently charges a fee for this criminal history Evaluation. More information on the Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation may be found at https://tea.texas.gov/Texas_Educators/Investigations/Preliminary_Criminal_History_Evaluation-FAQs/
2. All educators must adhere to the Texas Educator Code of Ethics (Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 247, http://ritter.tea.state.tx.us/sbecrules/tac/chapter247/ch247.html#247.2). Educators may be dismissed from the program for violations of this Code of Ethics.