May 25, 2022
The Alabama STEM Council will direct an initial $4.5 million legislative appropriation to launch four new UTeach STEM teacher preparation programs at fully accredited public Alabama colleges and universities and to further expand the UABTeach program at the University of Alabama Birmingham. The STEM Council is partnering with the UTeach Institute at The University of Texas at Austin and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to manage a competitive call for proposal process and provide program implementation support to selected higher education partners. Qualified institutions will be eligible to receive up to $3 million in funding over five years to recruit and prepare secondary STEM teachers.
May 25, 2022
The Alabama STEM Council is partnering with the UTeach Institute at The University of Texas at Austin and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education to manage a competitive call for proposal process and provide program implementation support to selected higher education partners. Qualified institutions will be eligible to receive up to $3 million in funding over five years to recruit and prepare secondary STEM teachers.
October 5, 2021
West Texas students have new STEM opportunities on the horizon and the region itself will see its STEM teacher workforce grow thanks to a new partnership between a proven program, UTeach, and The University of Texas Permian Basin.
September 21, 2021
UTeach Executive Director Michael Marder is thrilled to welcome the new members: “This is a great time for UTeach as we build new connections to HBCUs and community colleges. We are excited that Ruth Hughs, Bruce Rideaux, and Rodney Koenig are joining our Advisory Council, and look forward to the energy and new perspectives they will bring.”
Every year, UT alumni vote for their favorite professors: the teachers who inspired them and helped make their college experience unforgettable. UTeach's director, Michael Marder, teacher of teachers, is on that list this year!
Alcalde, May 5, 2021
It's a book about teachHouston! This book is a "systematic investigation of how prospective STEM educators are cultivated to be subject matter specialists and culturally relevant teachers."
A UTeach Computer Science teacher writes about the benefit of micro-credentials in CS: As teachers, we are trained to encourage higher-level thinking skills, including meta-cognition, in our students. We teachers should also engage in that same exercise to strengthen our teaching practice. Micro-credentials helped me enrich and deepen my teaching by providing the opportunity to reflect on how I teach.
Digital Promise blog, April 27. 2021
Each year, the university president chooses up to two faculty members to recognize for their dedicated and meritorious service to the University above and beyond the regular expectations for teaching, research, and service.
UT Austin College of Natural Sciences news, January 11, 2021
There's a book about UTeach! Faculty from UTeach programs across the U.S. discuss sustainability features of the UTeach model, and how program assessment, innovative instructional programming, classroom research, and effectiveness research have contributed to its success.
Supported through a grant from Microsoft, the collaboration brings together the expertise of all three organizations to address the math and computer science teaching shortage in Texas. Teacher shortages in rural areas in the state make it difficult for students, particularly those who are underrepresented, to even access the mathematics and computer science courses they need.
Press release, June 16, 2020
“I felt like they cared about whether I succeeded. That really did make all the difference, and that’s what I want for my students.”
The UTeach Institute on Medium, March 10, 2020
Through support from the Fund II Foundation and in partnership with the United Negro College Fund and the National Math and Science Initiative, the UTeach Institute is partnering with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to propose ways to strengthen STEM teacher preparation pathways at their respective institutions. This effort seeks to address the underrepresentation of African Americans among the number of STEM teachers prepared across the nation each year.
The UTeach Institute on Medium, March 5, 2020
Trey Fisher, UTeach Austin student, was in a middle school gym class and he remembered looking up to see that the teacher was black. The moment stuck with him. He ultimately decided to commit his life to recreating that moment for others. He recognizes a lack of diversity in the teaching profession today and believes strongly in the importance of students seeing what success looks like — in being a role model and seeking out role models for himself.
Raise Your Hand Texas, October 1, 2019
UTeach Maker is a micro-credentialing program in which UTeach students create things with 3D printers, woodworking tools and more. The program centers on the idea of “Making,” or creative problem solving through hands-on crafts. Each student has a personal mentor, works in specialized internships and creates a final showcase that serves as a portfolio of their work.
Daily Texan, October 28, 2019
A total of $296,041 in funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) was awarded for a collaborative project between the University of Maryland College Park, Montgomery College and Prince George’s Community College to train Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educators on Aug. 7.
Prince George’s Sentinel, August 14, 2019
Columbus State University’s UTeach program has received a $1.18 million grant from the National Science Foundation to provide support for 48 scholarships to secondary STEM teachers.
Wrbl.com, July 9, 2019
UTeach has launched a new accelerated program for students who become interested in STEM teaching later in college. The program, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, will seek to address the shortage of STEM teachers in Texas, said Ariel Taylor, UTeach accelerated program coordinator.
Daily Texan, May 7, 2019
An alumna of The University of Texas at Arlington and the UTeach Arlington program has been honored for her outstanding efforts to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
UT-Arlington College of Education News, August 1, 2018
67 high school teachers from 18 states and 56 school districts (with more than 40% of those teaching in rural locations) attended the UTeach Computer Science Principles training on the University of Texas at Dallas campus, thanks to generous support from Infosys Foundation USA.
Infosys Foundation Blog, August 30, 2017