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 a STEM field. Take a look at the side bar for certification areas.

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


If you already hold an undergraduate degree, visit the Degree Holders section for information about applying to the UTeach program. Required certification course work for degree-holders is the same as for undergraduate students.


To complete the UTeach program:

  • 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.
  • Take the courses in the UTeach professional development sequence, which includes a semester of Apprentice Teaching.
  • Build a portfolio with reflections and samples of your work from every UTeach course.
  • Successfully complete a student teaching semester.

Call 512 232 2770 to schedule an appointment with a UTeach advisor to go over all requirements.