FIUteach is a secondary STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) teacher preparation initiative that is helping to produce qualified math and science teachers. Core elements of the program include recruitment and retention incentives, a compact degree program, a strong focus on research-based strategies for teaching and learning math and science, intensive field teaching experience, and personal guidance from master teachers and faculty. Each year FIU will offer free, immersive teaching experiences to students in the program, producing well-prepared mathematics and science teachers upon graduation. The UTeach model program was created in response to national concerns about the quality of K-12 education in mathematics and science fields. The program is supported by the National Math and Science Initiative and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

  • Focus: Undergraduate students, pre-service teachers
  • Funder: UTeach, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and National Math and Science Initiative
  • Contact: Vishodana Thamotharan (, STEM Transformation Institute
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