Sign up for the one-hour course Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching (UTS101) to try out teaching.
In Step 1, you have the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) with only a little time and minimal financial commitment.
If you like it, you can continue in the UTeach program, where you can complete a degree in a STEM field and earn a secondary teaching certification.
You’ll be prepared to teach, and you’ll also be prepared to enter graduate school or work in STEM fields.
It’s two career options for the price of one.
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. A tuition rebate of around $100 is available upon request for the first two classes, UTS 101 and UTS 110.
With the first courses in the program, Step 1 and Step 2, you get real classroom experience. Both of these one-hour courses are offered with a partial tuition rebate for UTeach students. In Step 1, you and a partner will develop and teach three lessons in a local elementary school classroom. In Step 2, you will develop and teach lessons in a middle school classroom. With this early field experience, you can determine if teaching is right for you. Most of the UTeach courses provide opportunities for you to return again and again to classrooms. Read more about UTeach courses here.
Master teachers are experienced, former middle and high school teachers with advanced degrees who teach UTeach courses and supervise your field experiences in area classrooms. Master teachers are singularly focused on providing support as you progress through the program. They model effective classroom instruction and management, provide feedback, and mentor you all the way.
Teacher certification requirements are integrated into compact, four-year STEM degree plans. Look on the Degree Plans and Certifications pages for more information about the requirements for completing the UTeach program.
A primary goal of the UTeach program is for you to understand the fundamental nature and importance of inquiry in all the work that scientists and mathematicians do. Inquiry uses hands-on investigation, problem-solving, and reasoning to enhance student mastery of the content and concepts of STEM subjects, as opposed to rote memorization.
We also have advisors who work with you while you are in the program and master teachers who will continue to support you even after you graduate and are teaching in your own classroom.
Visit our Prospective Students section for details on becoming part of UTeach, whether you are a current UT student, a transfer student, or a degree holder.
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.
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For more information, schedule a phone or Zoom appointment with a UTeach advisor here.