Program Details

Is this right for you?

GWTeach is a new initiative at the George Washington University based on a nationally recognized program called UTeach. Our first students started taking courses in Fall 2015.

Students completing the GWTeach program will have a degree in their field — math, science, or engineering — and will be certified to teach in schools. In other words, you'll have a lot of opportunities when you graduate, more than a student with only a degree.

Taking the First Step

The first two courses (Step 1 and Step 2) are open to all mathematics, science, and engineering majors, including pre-med students. In them, you can try out teaching with no obligation to continue in the program.


You won't be taking this journey toward teaching alone.

Peer Mentors: During your first two introductory courses (STEP 1 and STEP 2) you will be partnered with a Peer Mentor, a student who is far along in the program progression, in order to work collaboratively on lesson plans and classroom field work.

Master Teachers: GWTeach Master Teachers are experienced STEM teachers who know what it's like to teach in the region's middle and high schools. They will be with you each step of the way as you decide if teaching is right for you.

Future Opportunity

When you complete the GWTeach curriculum you'll have a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field and be eligible for licensure by the District of Columbia as a middle or high school teacher. That means you can go directly into the STEM workforce, teaching profession, or graduate school. Even with all of these options available, 80% of graduates of UTeach programs across the nation are still teaching after five years.

The following are member states of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement who have signed reciprocity agreements with Washington DC. 

Alabama Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island
South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Virginia Vermont Washinton  West Virginia Wisconsin










*All existing credentials will be evaluated by your desired state department of education to identify any state-specific deficiencies that will need completed prior to qualifying for full licensure.

Minor in STEM Teaching 

If you aren't sure about committing to the whole GWTeach program, but would like to gain skills and knowledge in teaching STEM, the program offers an 18-credit minor in STEM Teaching. You can always apply the courses to the larger GWTeach program.

Students committed to GWTeach can also pursue the minor in STEM Teaching as they complete the program.

Ready to Learn More?

We invite you to explore the program. Read about the curriculum. Meet some of the faculty. Once you've done that, we hope you'll join the next cohort of GWTeach students by signing up for Step 1!

To learn more, email us!