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Explore teaching with STEP 1

JacksTeach Step 1: Exploratory course

Whether you are interested in STEM teaching or unsure if it’s the career choice for you, Step 1 is a one-hour-credit course meeting once a week for a semester where you can try out teaching in a supportive environment. You will

  • become part of a STEM learning community
  • gain valuable experience inside actual classrooms
  • learn from master teachers
  • improve your leadership skills and resume
  • inspire young minds
  • and earn a course completion scholarship.

Step 1 is open to all STEM majors and allows you to explore teaching without the stress of quizzes, exams or a long-term commitment.

If you are undecided, but curious about teaching, give Step 1 a try!

Get excited about learning

Whether you are interested in STEM teaching or unsure if it is the career for you, JacksTeach provides the opportunity to explore the possibilities.

  • Earn your science or mathematics degree and prepare to earn a secondary teacher certification simultaneously.
    • Approved certificate areas include chemistry (grades 7-12), life science (grades 7-12), mathematics (grades 7-12) and physical science (grades 6-12).
  • Work closely with experienced STEM faculty and master teachers.
  • Be part of a STEM community dedicated to learning about learning.
  • Inspire students to pursue STEM.
  • Facilitate hands-on STEM learning while invoking student curiosity.
  • Develop résumé-strengthening skills.

JacksTeach is funded by The Greater Texas Foundation, the T.L.L. Temple Foundation and the James I. Perkins Family Foundation.


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Physical Address:
Bush Mathematical Sciences Building
Suite 103

JacksTeach is a replication site of UTeach, a nationally recognized STEM teacher preparation program.