What is MTeach?
MTeach is a new program at MTSU and is designed to increase the
quantity and quality of mathematics and science teachers.
There is no career more rewarding than teaching. As a math or
science teacher, you get to motivate students to create, solve,
think, and grow. As you make a difference, you inspire the
next generation of mathematicians and scientists.
Our nation is confronted with serious shortages in middle and
secondary mathematics and science education. There is a
strong, persistent and growing demand for committed teachers.
Your math and science skills are urgently needed. Job
prospects and employment security are excellent, as science and
math teachers are in demand across the country. Click
to see recent projections of the
opportunities in secondary school teaching.
How do I learn about teaching?
Take the first course in the MTeach program, MSE 1010, Inquiry
Approaches to Teaching. This one-hour class will allow you to
immediately experience teaching by sharing hands-on mathematics and
science activities with elementary school students in their
classrooms. You can then continue with the MTeach course sequence
while you complete the requirements for your major. The
MTeach program is designed and implemented in such a way as to
actively prepare you for a successful career in teaching.
Where did MTeach start?
MTeach is a replication of the UTeach program begun in
1997 at the University of Texas at Austin as a new and improved way
of introducing math and science majors to secondary school
teaching. Our partnership with UTeach makes MTSU one of the
premier institutions in the United States for the preparation of
math and science teachers.
How successful is the UTeach program?
UTeach students stay in the classroom. Nationally, only 51%
of new math and science teachers are still in the classroom after
five years, compared to over 70% of UTeach graduates.
Additionally, UTeach graduates (and those of the 18 replication
sites across the United States) are very much in demand by school
s website highlights the
impressive success of the program.
How will MTeach benefit me?
Try out teaching TUITION FREE...upon successful completion of the
first class, MSE 1010, you will receive a rebate of the tuition for
that one credit class.
Availability of limited number of scholarships for mathematics and
Advisors that help get the courses you need and the best start in
Collaborative environment with a dedicated study area, work room
and resource area.
Student organization providing shared experiences with MTeach
Continued support once you begin teaching.
Dr. Amy Phelps, Co-Director
Department of Chemistry,
College of Basic and Applied Sciences
Dr. Charles Milligan, Co-Director
Department of Educational Leadership,
College of Education
Leigh Gostowski, Program Coordinator
Robin Bollman, Master Teacher
Mark LaPorte, Master Teacher
Nadine Harris, Master Teacher
Sally Millsap, Master Teacher
Stephanie Steiner, Administrative Assistant
MTSU Box 145
Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building Room 123
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
MTeach in the News
MTSU The Record, August 9, 2010
MTSU The Record, December 14, 2009