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UTeach Partners with UT Permian Basin to Foster STEM Teacher Pipeline

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.

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UTeach Partners with UT Permian Basin to Foster STEM Teacher Pipeline

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.

UTeach Welcomes New Advisory Council Members

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.”

Michael Marder Is in the 2021 Texas 10!

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

New book: Preparing Teachers to Teach the STEM Disciplines in America's Urban Schools

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." 

Leveling Up Computer Science Teaching Through Micro-Credentials

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

Marder Receives University’s Civitatis Award

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

New book: Preparing STEM Teachers: The UTeach Replication Model

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.

UT Austin Collaborative Tackles Math and Computer Science Teaching Shortages in Texas

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

UTeach Changes Students’ Lives and Teachers’ Lives

“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

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

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