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UTeach South

The University of South Alabama is making it easier for undergraduate students pursuing STEM majors – those in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – to earn teacher certification and begin careers in K-12 education. UTeach South targets a shortage in mathematics and science teachers with special scholarships, training and internships.

Maximize Your STEM Degree

Undergraduate students majoring in STEM fields can now minor in secondary education. Compact programs will allow students in UTeach South to earn a STEM undergraduate degree and teacher certification in four years.

UTeach South Fast Facts

  • Try on teaching for FREE:  take the first step EDU 125 at NO COST!
  • Earn a STEM teaching certification in NO EXTRA TIME!
  • Experience student benefits, such as paid internships, and opportunities for UTeach South students to engage in community outreach and gain hands-on experience in K-12 classrooms.
  • Did you know that K-12 STEM teachers with a master’s degree can earn $62,320+ in Alabama after working in the field for three years?
  • Get an advantage in the job search - skills developed are applicable in many fields

Try STEM Teaching for Free

Students classified as freshmen and sophomores (Fall 2023) can register for the one-credit hour “Step 1” course, at no cost! Students must complete the Step 1 course with a B to receive a tuition rebate. The “Step 1” course allows you to quickly find out if teaching might be for you. During the course, you will have a chance to interact with K-12 students in a real classroom.  


Complete the interest form above to receive all UTeach South updates and information about registering for the “Step 1” course. 

▼   Contact Us

Feel free to reach out to the UTeach South leadership team directly if you have any questions, big or small.

Dr. Christopher Parrish
UTeach South Co-Director

Dr. Kelly Major
UTeach South Co-Director