Certifications and Degrees

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Certifications and Degrees

UTeach allows you to complete a rigorous degree in any field and qualify to teach middle or high school in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). Take a look at the side bar for certification areas.

Undergraduate students interested in teaching secondary STEM fields have two options with UTeach:

  • Choose the Teaching Option major in biology, chemistry, computer science, math, or physics, OR
  • Keep your current major (in any college) and take the coursework required for certification.

Certification requirements are the same for degree-holders. If you already hold an undergraduate degree, visit the Degree Holders section for information about applying to the UTeach program.

To complete the UTeach program and be prepared to teach middle school or high school, you must

  • Take the courses in the UTeach professional development sequence, which includes a semester of Apprentice Teaching.
  • Choose a certification area and take the required content courses to qualify for that certification. If you are majoring in a STEM field, courses for certification may overlap with courses required for your degree. Your advisor can tell you which ones.
  • Build a portfolio with reflections and samples of your work from every UTeach course.
  • If you want to teach in middle school, you will take an additional 6 hours of education courses.

You must also, of course, complete all the requirements for a degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Call 512 232 2770 to schedule an appointment with a UTeach advisor.