About the UTeach Institute
The UTeach Institute provides guidance and resources to ensure successful implementation and sustainability of UTeach programs nationwide.
UTeach is an innovative teacher preparation program working to increase the number of qualified science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) teachers in U.S. secondary schools. The program combines rigorous STEM degrees with secondary teaching certification without adding time or cost to four-year degrees.
Currently, 44 universities across the U.S., including UT Austin (home of the original UTeach program), are implementing UTeach programs. Faculty and staff at these universities represent a national community of experts focused on strengthening secondary STEM teacher preparation.
The UTeach Institute has developed resources and support materials for all operational and instructional aspects of the UTeach model. Universities replicating UTeach receive direct and individualized support, including access to the UTeach Operations Manual; UTeach curriculum, student work samples, and support materials; and support events, including course workshops and retreats and the annual UTeach Conference. Each university replicating UTeach also is assigned a site coordinator, who provides technical assistance and serves as a primary point of contact.
The UTeach Institute has developed a comprehensive plan for evaluating UTeach program implementation on these campuses. Operational evaluation services include biannual site visits to collect and share programmatic data; facilitation of various online student surveys; and preparation of quantitative and qualitative reports on progress at individual campuses, regionally, and nationally. Instructional evaluation services include course observations and reviews of course materials for all UTeach model courses. In addition to reporting to funders, we share implementation data with universities to help inform local programmatic decision making.