UTeach-Liberal Arts Mission
Believing in the crucial role public schools and public school teachers perform in a democratic society, UTeach-Liberal Arts prepares prospective teachers for the rigors of today's diverse classrooms. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, critical reflection plays a central role in our program. Through pro-active and competitive recruitment, we welcome a dynamic group of students into the world of teaching. In three comprehensive stages before, during, and after apprenticeship teaching our program links extensive content-area preparation and integrated university courses on teaching, with guided experience in public school classrooms. We support this process with a solid grounding in learning theories and a broad understanding of community resources available to new teachers.