UTeach Natural Sciences is an approved Educator Preparation Program. To be a part of UTeach, you need to apply to the University of Texas at Austin and to the UTeach program. Find more information about applying below.
If you are graduating this semester, you need to submit an application to the UTeach program in order to start the program in the next semester. This is a requirement by the Texas Education Agency.
As long as you stay enrolled on a continuous basis -- fall/spring/fall/spring -- you do not need to apply for (re)admission to UT Austin.
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BEFORE YOU APPLY:
1. All applicants should understand that they are required to submit personal information for a criminal history check (CHC). If you have questions or concerns about the CHC, you may be eligible to request a preliminary criminal history evaluation letter from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Find further details on this preliminary background check on the TEA website.
2. All educators must agree to abide by the Texas Educators' Code of Ethics.
3. To be admitted, applicants must have at least 15 credit hours in the certification area (e.g. math, chemistry, etc.) and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. In addition, if your coursework was taken more than 10 years ago, faculty will review your transcript for currency and may require you to take the PACT (see below for details).
4. NEW -- Applicants whose undergraduate or graduate degrees were earned at institutions outside of the U.S. (including territories) may be required to take the TOEFL iBT in order to be admitted. The following scores are required:
If you hold a degree, you must apply to BOTH the University of Texas at Austin and the UTeach program.
Do not send UTeach material, like the essays and letters of recommendation, to the University of Texas Office of Admissions. UTeach has no way to know that the material was sent, and your application to our program will not be circulated.
Apply to the University of Texas at Austin as a degree-holder/non-degree seeker in the College of Education. For major, select Degree-Holder/Secondary Certificate Seeker.
Please contact the Office of Admissions directly for questions about applying to the University.
Prospective students must apply to the University of Texas as well as to the UTeach program. The University of Texas has two different deadlines: one for former UT students and one for those who have never attended UT. The UTeach Natural Sciences program has the same deadlines.
Former UT Austin students:
Never attended UT Austin:
UTeach follows UT’s deadlines.
Tuition is a flat rate for undergraduates in the College of Natural Sciences or the College of Education. See UT Austin's tuition schedule.
After the initial review of documents, applicants may receive an email asking them to set up an interview time with a UTeach faculty member. This can be done in person or over a video conferencing system such as Skype. Applicants are informed of the decision by U.S. mail, so please make sure the street address on your application is current and complete. Because admission to UTeach is contingent upon admission to the University, students will be notified of the results of their UTeach application only after decisions have been made by UT Austin.
The Austin Independent School District funds the Future Teacher scholarship. Eligible degree-holders receive $1,500/semester for their last 4 semesters. For administrative reasons, AISD funding may not be available to degree-holders in their first semester. Degree-holders must be registered for a minimum of 6 hours and must maintain a GPA of 2.75.
Take a look at the UTeach Scholarship page for more information.
The Office of Student Financial Services can tell you about other funding options.