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The UTeach teacher certification program is a collaborative effort on the part of the College of Natural Sciences and the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. It was created in 1997 to address both the shortage of qualified secondary mathematics, science, and computer science teachers as well as the quality of those entering the field.

The program has been well-received, cited by the National Academy of Sciences as a model program addressing the need for more highly qualified mathematics and science teachers.[1]

UTeach has been a model for other innovative mathematics/science education programs at other state universities, such as FSUTeach at Florida State University, UFTeach at the University of Florida, UMass Lowell UTeach, and UA Teach at the University of Arkansas. Minor differences exist in these programs; the FSUTeach program allows a double major in the content area and education, leading to certification, while the UFTeach program allows a major in the content area and a minor in education, also leading to certification.[2][3]


  1. ^ Committee on Prospering in the Global Economy of the 21st Century; Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy (2007). Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future. National Academies Press. ISBN 978-0-309-10039-7. 
  2. ^ "FSUTeach". Florida State University. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  3. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". UFTeach. University of Florida. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 

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