School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Those interested in obtaining both a baccalaureate degree and a Teacher Certification in the state of Texas should consult the Teacher Development Center or UTeach Dallas office for specific requirements as soon as possible after formal admission to the University. See the Teacher Education Certification Programs section of the catalog for additional information.
The UTeach option may be added to either the BA or BS degree in specific disciplines within the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. UTeach Dallas Option degree plans are streamlined to allow students to complete both a rigorous Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree and all coursework for middle or high school teacher certification in four years, however, certain options may exceed minimum requirements for the degree.
Teaching Option degrees require deep content knowledge combined with courses grounded in the latest research on math and science education. While most graduates go on to classroom teaching, UTeach alums are also prepared to enter graduate school and to work in discipline related industry.
All UT Teach students will follow the degree requirements set forth in the primary degree and take the following UTeach courses to meet the teacher certification criteria.
The UTeach option must also include sufficient upper-division courses to total 51 upper-division semester credit hours. Please consult the UTeach department for additional information and advising; see www.utdallas.edu/uteach
UTeach Requirements: 24 semester credit hours
NATS 1141 UTeach STEP 1
NATS 1143 UTeach STEP 2
NATS 3341 Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science
NATS 3343 Classroom Interactions
NATS 3327 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics for Educators
NATS 4390 Research Methods
NATS 4341 Project-Based Instruction
NATS 4694 UTeach Apprentice Teaching, 7-12 Science and Mathematics
or NATS 4696 UTeach Apprentice Teaching, 4-8 Science and Mathematics
NATS 4141 UTeach Apprentice Teaching Seminar
Bachelor of Arts in Biology with UTeach Option
Students will follow the degree requirements set forth in the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Biology
Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry with UTeach Option
Students will follow the degree requirements set forth in the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Geosciences with UTeach Option
Students will follow the degree requirements set forth in the Bachelor of Science in Geosciences
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with UTeach Option
Students will follow the degree requirements set forth in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Bachelor of Arts in Physics with UTeach Option
Students will follow the degree requirements set forth in the Bachelor of Arts in Physics