UTeach West Georgia is an innovative and highly successful teacher preparation program for students majoring in science and mathematics. The University of West Georgia is one of three institutions in the state selected to replicate the UTeach model.
UTeach was specifically created to attract the widest range of bright science and mathematics majors into secondary teaching careers, to prepare them with an advanced field-intensive curriculum, and to promote field retention through induction support and ongoing professional development.
Will I graduate with a complete degree in science or mathematics and be able to go into a science/math profession if I decide not to pursue teaching?
Yes! A graduate from UTeach West Georgia will be able to pursue professional options or graduate programs in the content major or in education.
What makes UTeach West Georgia different from other teacher preparation programs?
From the very first course, UTeach offers students the opportunity to teach in school classrooms. Students get the chance to see if teaching is right for them while still pursuing a full degree in science or math. The close and constant support by master teachers, mentor teachers, and UWG Faculty provides help that no other program on campus can match. Completing all the coursework in four years with two pathways makes a great value!
Do UTeach courses meet all the state requirements for teaching?
Yes! The program of study is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
May I enter the UTeach West Georgia Program if I am not a freshman?
Yes! UTeach has Program of Study modifications for students entering after their freshman year. Your academic advisor in the College of Education can help you develop a program of study.
Will I have support when I go into the classroom?
Yes! Mentor teachers, master teachers, and UWG faculty will provide support throughout the program. Since students frequently go into the classroom in teams, they also give each other support.