New Steps to Meet the President’s Goal of Preparing 100,000 STEM Teachers
UTeach, developed at the University of Texas-Austin, is a program that allows undergraduates to earn simultaneously a teaching certificate and a Bachelor’s degree in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field. The effort reflects a conclusion by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology that the best STEM teachers are those who have both depth of knowledge in the field they are teaching and pedagogical training and experience. Along with other initiatives such as 100Kin10, NMSI and UTeach are helping to achieve President Obama’s goal of training 100,000 excellent STEM teachers in the next decade.
Read the press release here.