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Talented Teachers in Training for Texas T4 Program



Talented Teachers in Training for Texas is designed to increase STEM teaching capacity and study the development of a research-based model for strengthening the STEM teacher pipeline.

JacksTeach - Step 1

Whether you are interested in STEM teaching or unsure if it's the career choice for you, Step 1 (JTCH 1101) is a one-hour course through which 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 long-term commitment.

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

Interested in Step 1? Let us know

STEM Master Teacher Job Shadow

What is the T4 Job Shadow program?

Are you considering a career in teaching? Explore the opportunities within our T4 job shadow program! Get a firsthand look at life in the classroom by shadowing an experienced classroom teacher.

Each May, interested STEM college students are able to participate in a job shadow with Master STEM teachers from local school districts. Students selected for the T4 job shadow program receive a stipend of $450 per week and have the opportunity to participate in a variety of mentoring and recruiting activities.

Applicant requirements

To be considered for the T4 job shadow program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a STEM major
  • Have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen

The application for the May 2022 T4 job shadow program will open in January 2022.

Still unsure if the program is right for you? We have a growing list of video testimonials from Lumberjack alumni. Take a moment and listen to their stories.

T4 Scholars tell their stories

Peer-reviewed publications

Published and to appear

Hubbard, K.E., Embry-Jenlink, K., & Beverly, L.L. (2013). Mentoring STEM Majors into a Career in Teaching. In Dominguez, N. and Gandert, Y. (Eds.). 6th Annual Mentoring Conference Proceedings: Facilitating Developmental Relationships for Success. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, 1712-1718.

Hubbard, K.E., Embry-Jenlink, K., & Beverly, L.L. (2013). Attracting STEM Majors into a Career in Teaching. Texas Forum of Teacher Education 3, 36-46.

Hubbard, K.E., Embry-Jenlink, K., & Beverly, L.L. (2015). A University Approach to Improving STEM Teacher Recruitment and Retention. Kappa Delta Pi Record, April 2019, 69-74.

Hubbard, K., Beverly, L., Cross, C.J., Mitchell, J. (2019). Where did they go? Sustaining and growing interest in mathematics teaching. In Redmond-Sanogo, A. and Cribbs, J. (Eds.). Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning. Charlotte, NC, 132-139.

Kunz, J., Hubbard, K., & Beverly. (2020, October). What Motivates STEM Students to Want to Teach? Kappa Delta Pi Record.

Wagnon, A.E. & Hubbard, K. (To Appear). The Impact of the Robert Noyce Mentoring Program on Increased Teaching Effectiveness among Teacher Candidates. Accepted to Texas Forum of Teacher Education.

Cross, C.J., Hubbard, K.E., Beverly, L., Gravatt, D., & Aul, A. (2020). The influence of a mentoring network during educator preparation and beyond. Issues in Educational Research, 30(4), 1286-1309.

In preparation and under review

Contact T4 Program faculty

Dr. Lesa Beverly
Professor and Department Chair, Mathematics and Statistics

Dr. Chrissy Cross
Associate Professor, Education Studies

Dr. Dennis Gravatt
Professor, Biology

Dr. Keith Hubbard
Professor, Mathematics and Statistics

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Nos. 1136416, 1556983, 1557295, and 2050397. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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