Towson University was the first Maryland higher education institution invited to adopt the UTeach program, which today includes 46 universities in 22 states and Washington, D.C.
The Towson UTeach Program gives students the opportunity to explore teaching secondary mathematics and science at the middle school and high school levels as early as their freshman year.
Towson University was the first Maryland higher education institution invited to adopt the UTeach program, which today includes 46 universities in 22 states and Washington, D.C. Since 2016, Towson UTeach has graduated 52 mathematics and 21 science teachers. As Maryland’s leader in teacher education, offering an innovative, field intensive program for undergraduates in secondary science and mathematics education is a natural fit.
The Kahlert Foundation awarded Towson University a record-setting $3 million grant to provide support for major initiatives, advancing the university’s preeminence as a leader in preparing Maryland’s teachers and health care professionals. The grant designates $1.3 million for UTeach which provides financial aid, professional experiences and teaching tools for students.
“The Kahlert Foundation’s support of higher education, with a focus on STEM, aligns perfectly with the goals of the Towson UTeach program,” says David A. Vanko, dean of the Fisher College of Science and Mathematics. “Our State’s and nation’s economic vitality depends upon scientifically literate citizens.”