The aggieTEACH program began in 2001 as a collaboration between the College of Science and the College of Education and Human Development to meet the rising demand for highly-qualified secondary mathematics and science teachers in Texas and across the nation. In 2020 aggieTEACH was expanded to include other colleges and departments at Texas A&M University. The program in the College of Science is now known as aggieTEACH-Science, and we are under the umbrella of the aggieTEACH family as Pathway 1 and Pathway 2. To obtain teacher certification, each aggieTEACH-Science student must obtain a major in a mathematics- or science-related field and a minor in Applied Learning in STEM** through the TLAC Department in the College of Education and Human Development.
In the years since, Texas A&M University has become a proven state leader in mathematics and science teacher production. aggieTEACH-Science has aided in this growth by producing large numbers of high school mathematics and science teachers. Since its inception, aggieTEACH (and now aggieTEACH-Science) has produced more than 400 mathematics and science teachers certified to teach in Texas high schools.
Our goal at aggieTEACH-Science is to have students successfully complete the program in the traditional four years of college so when students exit our program, they hold both a bachelor’s degree and a Texas Secondary Teaching Certificate. Our students are ready to teach in Texas public schools immediately upon completion of the program.