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25 Students Per Year
25 Students Per Year
Start planning your future as a 6-12 STEM educator in junior high or high school with our accelerated 3+1 program to earn both a bachelor's and master's degree in just 4 years.
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50% Tuition
50% Tuition
Through a generous grant from the Emma Eccles Jones Foundation, students in the Teach for Utah program enjoy 50% tuition support.
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STEM Focused
STEM Focused
Students will study math, chemistry, biology or physics in addition to earning a master's in educational psychology.
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Teach for Utah

The Teach for Utah program is for students passionate about science and mathematics and teaching high school students. As part of the Teach for Utah program, students enjoy early mentoring, peer support, and customized coursework. Our 3+1 model ensures students graduate with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in just 4 years. After graduation, students will connect with beginning and veteran teachers in a professional mentor network for 2 years.

High school students with general university and/or AP credit are encouraged to apply--your Teach for Utah journey can start as early as your junior or senior year of high school!


The Teach for Utah program is funded by a generous grant from the Emma Eccles Jones Foundation. The foundation’s namesake, Emma, was passionate about education. She was the first kindergarten teacher in Northern Utah and donated her salary to provide her students with desks and chairs. In later years, Emma’s philanthropy to education continued, expanding beyond the walls of her little classroom to include funding for distinguished professorships and endowed chairs, support of training programs for future teachers, and even buildings.

The Emma Eccles Jones Foundation continues to honor the work started by Emma by establishing programs like Teach for Utah. The Foundation’s gift to the University of Utah’s College of Education is transformative, and it is our honor to be chosen for this worthwhile work. Through Teach for Utah, the Foundation and College of Education will be ensuring a supply of highly skilled STEM educators throughout the State of Utah and guaranteeing Utah’s students graduate with the STEM skill set necessary for college, careers of the future, and all the other exciting places that science, technology, engineering, and math learning make possible.

Pictured: Emma teaching her young students.


If you are interested in the program, please contact:

Holly Godsey
Program Director

Mary D. Burbank
Urban Institute for Teacher Education, Associate Dean for Teacher Education, Professional Development, Engagement

Allyson Rocks
Program and Student Support Coordinator

Sara Hatch Southwick
Licensure and Academic Advisor