UTeach Accelerate prepares candidates for secondary STEM teaching in as little as one year of coursework, followed by a student teaching experience. This pathway combines streamlined coursework with intensive coaching and support. Through clinically-intensive coursework, candidates learn from expert UTeach faculty and master teachers how to engage ALL learners in STEM though inquiry- and project-based learning.
After 2 semesters of prepatory coursework, highly qualified candidates will be recommended for a full-time paid teaching position. During this year, students receive intensive UTeach support, as they complete educator preparation requirements and become fully certified. All candidates also have the option of the one-semester student teaching experience before becoming fully certified.
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Now accepting applications for Fall 2021!
IMPORTANT: To begin UTeach Accelerate, students must be also accepted to the University of Texas at Austin.
Several financial supports are available for students enrolling in UTeach Accelerate:
International students apply through the Graduate and International Admission Center and must meet all University of Texas at Austin application deadlines.
UTeach Accelerate decisions are made immediately following the interview.
To begin the Accelerate pathway, all students must be admitted to the University of Texas at Austin.
The times indicated below may vary. Refer to the course schedule for details each semester.
All students take the following courses in either semester:
Students seeking Math, Math/Physics, or Math/Physical Science/Engineering take the following in either semester:
Fall II and Spring II
All students have the option to complete educator preparation through a 1-semester, unpaid student teaching experience. Following successful completion of this semester, students will be recommended for a standard certificate.
Students scoring exceptionally well on the observation protocol during the first two semesters will be put forward for a 2-semester, paid teaching position in a local district. Following successful completion of these 2 semesters, students will be recommended for a standard certificate.
IMPORTANT: While UTeach Accelerate will do everything possible to place eligible students in a paid internship year, we cannot guarantee a placement. The availability of such positions depends on the general pool of applicants and on availability at the district and campus levels, varying by subject matter as well. Flexibility in terms of districts and campuses will be important.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Ariel Taylor with questions about the UTeach Accelerate pathway.