NSM Faculty/Staff Newsletter

From the Office of the Dean

Schedule a teachHOUSTON Classroom Visit


teachHOUSTON would like to showcase a great career option for NSM students! Please consider scheduling a 10-minute teachHOUSTON visit for your classroom.

teachHOUSTON is a STEM secondary teacher preparation program in the Department of Mathematics. Their goal is to improve the STEM teacher pipeline to under-resourced schools in the greater Houston area and beyond. They provide a variety of programs by which teacher candidates can get certified in grades 7-12 Math, Science, and/or Computer Science.

All STEM majors are invited to consider teachHOUSTON as part of their training during their career at UH.

Did You Know?

  • The teachHOUSTON teacher certification program meets the NSM students’ capstone requirement.
  • Students will not add additional time to their degree by pursuing their teaching credentials alongside their STEM degree.
  • 80% of teachHOUSTON students receive scholarships through various NSF grants secured by the co-director, Dr. Paige Evans.
  • 70% of their students are considered minorities.
  • teachHOUSTON offers a traditional undergraduate route to certification as well as an Alternative Certification Route (ACP). Senior level students are eligible for the ACP route.
  • There has been a historic shortage in STEM teachers in secondary schools (7th – 12th grades), which opens the door for employment for NSM students.
  • 90% of the program’s students enter teaching after receiving preparation on teaching in urban and diverse student environments.
  • Starting salaries for STEM teachers in the greater Houston area average $62K a year.
  • Students interested in teaching in higher education will benefit from this program as they learn about pedagogy and how students learn.

Now is the time to encourage your students to consider teachHOUSTON as their capstone.

Schedule a 10-Minute Classroom Visit

Dr. Karen McIntush, the teachHOUSTON Faculty Advisor, is scheduling classroom visits now and would love the opportunity to share information about teachHOUSTON with your students. The presentation and Q&A should only take about 10 minutes.

More Information or to Schedule a Visit

Contact Dr. McIntush, kemcintu@central.uh.edu, or schedule a class visit using this link: tinyurl.com/NSMClassVisit.