UTeach Accelerate prepares candidates for secondary STEM teaching in as little as one year of coursework, followed by a student teaching experience. The program is based on UTeach’s proven approach and combines streamlined coursework with intensive coaching and support. Through a clinically-intensive program, candidates learn from expert UTeach faculty and master teachers how to engage ALL learners in STEM though inquiry- and project-based learning.
Highly qualified candidates will be recommended for a full-time paid teaching position beginning after coursework, leading to a full certificate after an additional year. During this first year of teaching, successful candidates will be paid as a full-time teacher of record and continue to receive intensive UTeach support while preparing to become fully certified. All candidates also have the option of remaining on campus an additional semester to complete student teaching and become fully certified.
The application deadline is May 1, 2019. See below.
Several financial supports are available for students enrolling in UTeach Accelerate:
- Scholarships of $10,000+ for selected candidates to cover tuition and other expenses
- Paid internships through the UTeach Internship Program
- Candidates may also qualify for other UTeach scholarships
- The UTeach Accelerate pathway may be eligible for GI Bill and Hazlewood benefits. Contact Student Veteran Services for more information.
Candidates must have:
International students apply through the Graduate and International Admission Center and must meet all University of Texas at Austin application deadlines.
Decisions are made as quickly as possible after the interview.
Students who are denied admission to UTeach who still want to apply to the University of Texas must submit an application to the University.
Please note: Time and dates below may be updated as necessary. The University's Course Schedule for Fall 2019 will be available by the 1st or 2nd week in April.
Students participate in either in a 1-semester Apprentice Teaching experience (unpaid) or in a 2-semester paid, intern experience. This decision will be made on a case-by-case basis and is contingent on placement availability in local school districts.
NOTE: Students certifying in Math/Physical Science/Engineering also take M 333L (Structure of Modern Geometry).