Information for Current Degree Holders
Thank you for your interest in the UTeach Dallas Program. UTeach Dallas offers individuals who have completed a Bachelor’s degree the opportunity to complete requirements for certification in high school and/or middle school mathematics and science.
The UTeach program is comprised of courses in our professional development sequence and content course work. A number of UTeach courses have a “field component”. These field classes have you in public school classrooms from the very first class. UTeach Dallas students prepare and teach lessons they have developed with the help and guidance of Master Teachers. For further descriptions of the courses, click here. In addition to these courses, we require students to develop a deep content knowledge in the certification area. How much content coursework is required depends on your educational background. For example, students who hold an undergraduate degree in mathematics generally need only a couple of extra classes. Students with little or no background in mathematics would need a number of courses.
Students intending to certify in math may need to retake calculus. If you have never taken calculus for science majors or if you haven’t had calculus in over 3 years, it is strongly recommended that you take a calculus course. The University of Texas at Dallas and the UTeach Dallas program accepts calculus from community colleges. In general, if it’s been a while since you’ve taken college courses, retaking a couple of lower-division courses can help jump start your academic skills and get you up-to-date on changes in your content area.
Prospective students want to know how long it will take to finish the program. The answer to that question varies a great deal from student to student, depending on:
- how much content coursework you need
- how many hours you can take in a given semester
- when you start (summer, fall, spring)
Take a look at the content requirements and think about your own undergraduate degree to get an idea of how many hours you’d need. How many hours you take in a semester is entirely up to you. The UTeach Dallas program does not have any minimum semester credit hour requirements.
Checklist for Non-Degree Seeking UTeach Dallas Students:
- Apply to UT Dallas as a non-degree seeking student
- On the application, select Science/Mathematics Education—Non Degree
- Please specify on the application that you are interested in joining the UTeach program
- After being admitted as a non-degree seeking student, meet with the UTeach Dallas Academic Advisor to be admitted into the UTeach Dallas program and to discuss required coursework and sequencing options. Complete the Entrance Interview Form.
- Meet with a Financial Aid Counselor to discuss financial aid options. Students pursuing teaching certification preparation ARE eligible to receive financial aid through the university.
- Student Services Building 972-883-2941 [email protected]
Master of Arts in Teaching
We also offer certification with concurrent enrollment in the Master of Arts in Teaching program. For further information on concurrent enrollment, please contact our graduate advisor or see the MAT program descriptions.