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About UALRTeach

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock implemented UALRTeach – a program modeled after UTeach in Austin, TX – to strengthen STEM-teacher education in Arkansas. Teachers with math and science degrees are in high demand. In answer to AR Gov. Mike Beebe’s STEMWorks Initiative, UALRTeach’s goals are: to recruit, train and increase the retention of STEM teachers to increase the number and diversity of students seeking teacher licensure, and to develop these students into teacher-leaders in their respective disciplines. UALRTeach’s program components are aligned with the UTeach Program. They include:

  • Active recruitment and financial incentives
  • Unique collaboration between the College of Education and Health Professions and College of Arts, Letters and Science allowing a compact degree program enabling students to graduate in four years with a teaching license in a STEM field
  • A strong focus on acquiring deep content knowledge in math and science, in addition to research-based teaching strategies
  • Early and intensive field experiences
  • Personal attention and guidance from experienced master teachers, university faculty and effective public school teacher
  • Download the UALRTeach brochure here. UALRTeach Brochure 

Why UALRTeach?

UALRTeach collaborates with area school districts for placement, internship, and field experiences. The master teachers maintain a mentor/mentee relationship with the students during the program. Real-world, problem-based lessons derived from the Common Core Standards will be taught at elementary schools and secondary schools to entice K-12 students to pursue STEM careers, another focus of the program.

Gov. Beebe and his Workforce Cabinet initiated STEM Works “to overhaul the ways in which Arkansas high school students receive STEM education and to increase the number of well-qualified STEM teachers” ( Members of the Workforce Cabinet include:

STEM Works Supporters:

STEM Works partners include: