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HBCUs and UTeach: New Horizons in STEM Teacher Preparation

March 5, 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.

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HBCUs and UTeach: New Horizons in STEM Teacher Preparation

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

Role Models and Representation in the Classroom

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

UT-Arlington’s UTeach program revived after shutting down in October

After the UTeach program at UT-Arlington shut down in October, the College of Science at UT-Arlington reversed its decision and revived the program last week. The UTeach program is one of the 46 programs across the nation that is based off the original UTeach program at UT-Austin.

Daily Texan, November 15, 2019

UTeach program emphasizes creative problem solving in the classroom

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

UMD, PGCC and Montgomery College receive grants to educate STEM teachers for the long haul

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

CSU receives $1.8 million grant to train STEM teachers

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

New accelerated UTeach program addresses STEM teacher shortage

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

UTA Alumna West Receives 2018 UTeach Outstanding Alumnus Award

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

Moreland: Computational Thinking and Collaboration in Big D

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