program overview of uteach

UTeach-Overview UTeach is an undergraduate, teacher preparatory program designed to give science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors the opportunity to prepare for a career in teaching. The exploratory courses Step 1 and Step 2 are prerequisites to declaring the STEM teaching minor, which includes core education courses and specialized content courses. Additional math courses are required only for math teacher certification. 

Students must also pass MTEL examinations and the teaching practicum (generally last semester of their senior year) before applying for their initial teaching license. 

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Courses for UTEACH STEM Teaching Minor and teacher certification

For the latest course information please visit the UMass Lowell online Academic Catalog

EXPLORATORY COURSES (do not count toward minor)

Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching Credits: 1, Semester: Fall, Spring
Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design

Credits: 1, Semester: Fall, Spring

*Knowing & Learning in Math & Science Credits: 3, Semester: Fall, Spring
Classroom Interactions and Equity Credits: 3, Semester: Fall, Spring
*Perspectives on Mathematics & Science Credits: 3, Semester: Spring
Project-Based Instruction Credits: 3, Semester: Fall
Research Methods for STEM Inquiries Credits: 3, Semester: Spring
Teaching English Language Learners Credits: 3, Semester: Fall (senior year)
*These courses are Common Core approved
Math and computer science students must also take the following as math elective courses, to prepare for math teacher certification
Geometry Credits: 3, Semester: Fall
Functions & Modeling Credits: 3, Semester: Fall
TEACHING PRACTICUM (for teaching certification)
 Practicum and Seminar

Credits: 6, Semester: Fall, Spring (senior year)