There is a critical need for highly qualified math and science teachers in the Rio Grande Valley, across the state, and nationwide in the USA. To address this need and to improve the quality of math and science education, the UTeach program at The University of Texas at Austin was established in 1997. UTeach offers a nationally recognized curriculum that uses innovative approaches and instruction specifically designed to train math and science teachers. UTeach graduates receive a degree in either math or a science discipline (biology, chemistry, physics, or physical science) and a middle school or high school teaching certificate.
The UTeach program has expanded to over 30 universities in sixteen states since its inception in 1997. The UTeach Institute was created in 2006 to support replication of the original program at universities across the country and to oversee the continuous improvement of the UTeach model. For more information about the UTeach Institute, please visit uteach-institute.org.