Prospective Undergraduates


The UTeach Program was designed to afford students the opportunity to explore the profession of teaching in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) with only a little time and minimal financial commitment. In the very first course, Step 1 (UTS 101), you will have the opportunity to develop and teach three lessons in a local elementary school classroom.  You'll be able to find out right away if teaching is right for you. 

Paths to Certification for Undergraduates:

You don't have to change your major, but you can.  Students can pursue certification by majoring in the teaching option in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. These degrees are bachelors of science and include all courses required for certification.

You can keep your current major--in any college or school at the University--and take the courses for certification.  All of our classes are open to all students pursuing middle or senior grades certification in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics). To help figure out which path is right for you, talk to a UTeach Advisor.  No matter which path you chose, Step 1 (UTS 101) is still the starting point.

Learn More About the Program

To learn more about the program, attend a UTeach Natural Sciences information session. You'll get the basics about how the program works and have the opportunity to ask questions.  Once you have attended an information session, you are welcome to make an appointment with a UTeach advisor for help planning out your future semesters.

Click here for info sessions times and locations and to sign up.  If there are no information sessions scheduled, please call 512 232 2770 to make an appointment with a UTeach Advisor.

Advising for Prospective Students

Students who have attended an information session can call 512 232 2770 or come by PAI 4.02 to make an appointment with a UTeach advisor. During peak advising times, the week before classes begin and through the 8th class day each semester, we are unable to schedule appointments with prospective students.  So make sure you come to an information session.  If you can't make it, sign up for any open and unrestricted section of UTS 101 and then make an advising appointment for later in the semester. If you want to see how the courses you've already taken will fit into any of the Teaching Option degrees, you can use the Interactive Degree Audit to get started.

Want to Know More?

To find out more about how to get certified to teach high school (grades 8-12) or middle-grades (4-8) STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), see information about the Undergraduate Certification Program.