This graduate certification with optional master's degree will prepare people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees to become math and science educators in middle schools and high schools. Courses were developed in collaboration with the UTeach Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Students begin the program in the summer of each year and continue throughout the academic year to finish in the spring. This program is first UTeach-inspired program in the upper Midwest. The UTeach model is designed to increase the number of STEM majors interested in becoming secondary science or mathematics teachers. Candidates with expertise or training in a content-specific subject such as mathematics, biology, physics, or chemistry are given the preparation and hands-on experience to gain an initial teaching license in secondary education.