UTeach Columbus is an innovative program involving mathematics, science and education faculty at Columbus State University and teaching experts in local schools. Together, these faculty and teaching practitioners will prepare CSU students for an exciting career in mathematics or science. This program allows participating students to acquire a deep understanding of their fields of study; explore mathematics or science teaching as a career; and develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for teaching. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a CSU degree in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, or mathematics and be qualified to teach in a middle school or high school after passing the appropriate state certification examinations.
Enroll in UTCH 1201 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching and try out teaching. You will obtain first-hand experience with planning and teaching inquiry-based math or science lessons in elementary classrooms. A veteran classroom teacher will guide and mentor you through this entire experience. Upon completion of the course with a C or better, we will reimburse your in-state tuition for this one-credit hour course.
Personal support is provided throughout the program by master teachers (CSU faculty members who are experienced secondary math or science teachers), mentor teachers (local K-12 teachers) and UTeach Columbus faculty.
Financial support is available through federal loans, grants, scholarships and internships.
Contact us at UTeachColumbus@ColumbusState.edu for more information.