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10.12.2017

On October 16-17, 2017, the nationwide community of computer science educators, researchers, activists, and supporters will convene at the 2017 CSforAll Summit to celebrate progress and announce new...

 
10.04.2017

UTeach Director Michael Marder co-authored a school finance study with Chandra Villanueva of the Center for Public Policy Priorities. The report details the effect of Legislative budget cuts on Texa...

 
09.26.2017

So much of how we live our lives today is informed by advances in computing and computer science, from posting photographs of our lunches on Instagram to research in genetic mapping. Many jobs exist...

 
09.25.2017

UTeach is a program to prepare STEM teachers at universities. It began at UT Austin 20 years ago, and has been adopted by 45 other universities across the country. UTeach is best known for increas...

 
07.25.2017

If you were a middle- or high-school principal looking to fill vacant teaching positions in math and science, what attributes would the ideal candidate possess? Would they have strong content knowle...

 
07.12.2017

On Monday, July 10, Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation announced its Raising Texas Teachers initiative, which allocates $50 million in scholarships over the course of 10 years to future teachers at 10...

 
06.06.2017

This year, UTeach marks 20 years of STEM teacher preparation at The University of Texas at Austin. To show nationwide support for STEM education and call attention to the good work that UTeach progr...

 
04.22.2017

The UTeach Institute has released an application for institutions of higher education that are interested in implementing a UTeach secondary STEM teacher preparation program. Universities plann...

 
02.17.2017

Richard Wright, a UTeach Austin graduate and physics teacher at St. Andrew's Upper School in Austin, has been selected as Local PhysTEC Teacher of the Year! This award recognizes Richard as an exemp...

 
01.12.2017

When William Chan, AP environmental science teacher at Clements High School in Sugarland, Texas, moved to the United States from Hong Kong as a teenager, he’d grown accustomed to one pedagogical a...

 
01.11.2017

During the 20 years UTeach has prepared teachers, many have asked for evidence that high school students learn more if their teachers come from UTeach. Two recent studies from Texas show that studen...

 
12.08.2016

This week, UTeach Computer Science joined thousands of organizations in advocating for K–12 computer science (CS). Celebrated annually in December, CSEdWeek highlights the importance of CS for class...

 
11.17.2016

Amber Rodriguez had never grown a pumpkin before, but that didn’t stop the Environmental Systems teacher at Homer Hanna Early College High School in Brownsville, Texas, from trying when Brownsvill...

 
10.18.2016

UTeach was awarded the TxATE K-12 Exemplar Partnership award due to the work of the UTeach Austin Induction Program, UTeach Outreach, and UTeach Professional Development. UTeach Master Teacher Kelli...

 
10.17.2016

Twenty years ago, there was no Snapchat or Instagram. Heck, there weren’t even smartphones! The Spice Girls and Hanson were at the top of the pop charts, George Lucas re-released special 20th anni...

 
10.11.2016

Learning to be a great secondary STEM teacher doesn’t stop once you graduate from your UTeach program. Among the opportunities for deep, meaningful professional development and social change throu...

 
09.08.2016

UTeach Professional Development is happy to announce that our first MOOC, Classroom Strategies for Inquiry-Based Learning, is enrolling participants for the second run of the course. This self-paced...

 
08.31.2016

When people think of UTeach graduates, they probably have an image of an enthusiastic and engaged teacher in a high school classroom, inspiring youth to pursue their passion for chemistry or calculu...

 
07.27.2016

When William Kiker (BA Math 2007, MA Math 2012) was in first grade, he told his teacher that he, too, wanted to be a teacher when he grew up. Her response was to give him extra copies of every works...

 
07.01.2016

The UTeach Institute is pleased to announce its collaboration with Edhesive to deliver its forthcoming AP Computer Science Principles course in a hybrid online platform accessible to high school stu...

 
05.18.2016

By Michael Marder, Professor of Physics and UTeach Executive Director, University of Texas at Austin In the fall of 1997, the University of Texas at Austin launched UTeach, which began preparing STEM ...

 
04.20.2016

This weekend, UTeach Arlington celebrates having graduated 100 secondary math and science teachers. This is a particularly notable accomplishment since the program is relatively new and has been produ...

 
04.05.2016

The UTeach Institute is currently accepting applications from universities interested in implementing the UTeach secondary STEM teacher preparation program. This opportunity is for universities wh...

 
02.24.2016

On February 27, the University of Texas at Austin hosts its 15th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, part of Engineers Week. Hosted by the Women in Engineering Program (WEP) at UT, Introduce...

 
02.05.2016

In his January 31 weekly address, President Obama announced his Computer Science (CS) for All initiative, which would allocate $4 billion in funding for states, including $100 million for districts...

 
09.11.2015

Rachal Roessler teaches chemistry and physics at Lorena High School, between Belton and Waco on the I-35 corridor in Texas. Ms. Roessler received her Master of Arts in Chemistry Education through U...

 
06.24.2015

On June 4, 2015, the College Board officially endorsed Thriving in Our Digital World, a course developed at The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), in preparation for the Fall 2016 launch of ...

 
05.14.2015

National UTeach programs are growing and producing highly qualified secondary STEM teachers across the U.S.! Since 2008, 44 universities have followed The University of Texas at Austin and adopte...

 
01.15.2015

"Can't imagine first-year teaching without it!” The University of Florida was one of the first universities to partner with the UTeach Institute to implement the UTeach program and continues to ...

 
01.07.2015

On December 4, 2014, I joined college presidents, charitable foundation directors, and education leaders at the White House College Day of Opportunity. We heard from Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Jo...

 
12.16.2014

Last Monday, the White House announced a number of commitments to broaden participation in K-12 computer science education nationwide. In a press event designed to kick off Computer Science Educatio...

 
12.04.2014

Today, UTeach and UTeach executive director Dr. Michael Marder will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher educatio...

 
12.02.2014

Beginning in Spring 2015, the UTeach STEM teacher preparation program will expand to five additional universities! We welcome George Washington University, Louisiana Tech University, the Universit...