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UTeach Featured As National Solution at NBC’s Education Nation Summit

UTeach Featured As National Solution at NBC’s Education Nation Summit
The College of Natural Sciences UTeach program was featured as one of ten programs from around the country that have implemented focused solutions in their communities, and have seen demonstrable success as a result.

teacher-students-UTeachNEW YORK, New York - The College of Natural Sciences UTeach program was featured this week at NBC’s 2012 “Education Nation” National Summit as one of ten programs from around the country that have implemented focused solutions in their communities, and have seen demonstrable success as a result.

The summit took place from September 23-25.

Current UTeach student Trevon Jones appeared on a panel with former astronaut Bernard Harris and National Math and Science Initiative CEO Tom Luce that examined teaching quality, teacher recruitment, and the UTeach model. Watch a video of the panel.

UTeach is also featured in a robust digital toolkit with details on the program’s history, how it works and is funded, and its results. The program was also be featured on NBC Nightly News. Watch a video of the Nightly News segment.

“While there are huge challenges facing the American education system, there are countless examples around the country of solutions— successful programs that are getting results,” said NBC News President Steve Capus. “One of our goals this year at ‘Education Nation’ is to shine a bright light on some of those success stories to help communities around the country replicate those successes.”

UTeach aims to increase the quality and quantity of high school math, science and computer science teachers. Students who enroll receive an intensive combination of education-related courses, classroom experience and mentoring, and they graduate college with a teaching certificate.

The program started in the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin and is now being replicated at 33 universities across the country. The Austin program has graduated 745 future teachers. Nationwide, more than 5,500 students are enrolled in a UTeach program.

For more information about UTeach, visit the UTeach website.

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