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Experienced Instructors & Classroom Teachers
To be eligible, you must be an experienced, certified secondary classroom teacher or an experienced higher education instructor.

Summer 2021 Camps

Please click on the APPLY HERE button above to view available positions and submit your application. We're looking forward to welcoming new members to our team! 

1-Week Camps - Session I

Session I: June 7th - 11th, 2021 (Mon - Fri)

1-Week Camps - Session II

August 2nd - 6th, 2021 (Mon - Fri) 

5-Week Camps

June 21st - July 29th, 2021 (Mon - Thurs). No camp July 5th - 8th. 

5-Week Camp Positions

UT PREP 3


UT PREP 3 Statistics/Research & Inquiry Instructor: This is a hybrid instructional position that will teach topics in both statistics and research. The instructor needs to be a certified teacher or higher education instructor familiar with planning and executing inquiries in a lab setting and have familiarity with RStudio. This instructor will lead classes of rising 9th/10th grade students through designing, implementing, and analyzing their own independent inquiry. 

UT PREP 3 & 4 College & Career Awareness (CCA) Instructor: The CCA instructor for PREP 3 & 4 needs to be a certified teacher or counselor, preferably with a background in working with high school students. While not required, ideal candidates for this position have experience in presenting or guiding high school students in the following topics: growth mindset, career exploration, individual selection in secondary institutions, long-term planning and goal setting, and financial planning.

UT PREP 4


UT PREP 4 Advanced Engineering Instructor: The instructor for Advanced Engineering needs to be a certified teacher, preferably with an engineering certification, experienced higher education instructor, or have comparable experience. They will need to know the engineering design process, different engineering disciplines, and methods for teaching engineering to high school students. The instructor should be familiar with using power tools, a drill press, and soldering equipment. Experience with using a laser cutter is a plus. The instructor will be responsible for leading classes of rising 10th/11th graders through the discovery and study of various topics.

UT PREP 4 Computer Science Instructor: The instructor for Computer Science needs to be a certified teacher or higher education instructor with a programming and computer science teaching background. The instructor should be familiar with inquiry-based and project-based learning approaches to foster creativity and problem solving skills. In the course, the instructor will lead the students through several modules such as programming, digital representation, digital manipulation, understanding the basics of computer systems, big data and artificial intelligence through its modern applications. The instructor will be responsible for leading rising 10th/11th graders through the discovery and study of these topics and more.

1-Week Camp Positions

Chemistry Camp Instructor

The Chemistry Camp Instructor is responsible for leading one class of 3rd and 4th graders through a combination of labs and group activities centered around chemistry. Topics include botany, microscopy, bio-luminescence, physical/chemical change, and polymers. Grades are not taken in this camp - it's meant to be a fun exploration of chemistry and an introduction to research topics at UT Austin. The Chemistry Camp Instructor will be supported by UTeach Outreach staff and UT student interns.

Research in Life Sciences Instructor

The Research in Life Sciences Instructor is responsible for leading one class of 5th and 6th graders through a combination of labs and group activities centered around the life sciences. Activities include a sheep brain dissection, isolating chloroplasts, and extracting strawberry DNA. Grades are not taken in this camp - it's meant to be a fun exploration of biology and an introduction to research topics at UT Austin. The Research in Life Sciences Camp Instructor will be supported by UTeach Outreach staff and UT student interns.

Computer Science Instructor

Computer Science Instructor (for 5 or 3 weeks) (2-4 needed) - The instructor for Computer Science needs to be a certified teacher or higher education instructor with programming and computer science teaching background. The instructor should be familiar with inquiry-based and project-based learning approaches to foster creativity and problem solving skills. In the course, the instructor will lead the students through several modules such as programming, digital representation, digital manipulation, understanding the basics of computer systems, big data and artificial intelligence through its modern applications. The instructor will teach one class of approximately 28 rising 10th/11th graders through the discovery and study of these topics.

UT PREP Mentor Teacher

Every class of students in UT PREP has its own mentor teacher who works closely with our social worker and course instructional teams to address specific student needs holistically. The mentor teacher stays with their class for the entire day, ensuring that learning needs are being met by instructors; helping students make connections both with program staff and their peers; facilitating regular water and snack breaks, tutoring when needed, and constantly providing love, support, and encouragement to their students. They will work with the Social Worker / Family Support Specialist in order to devise and execute intervention plans to address student need and to ensure that the academic and social needs of each student are met. The mentor teacher position needs to be a certified teacher or counselor, who is comfortable motivating students to have high self-esteem, believe in growth mindset, and be their best while fostering a safe and challenging learning environment. Depending on PREP level, mentor teachers will work with rising 7th/8th, 8th/9th, 9th/10th, or 10th/11th grade students.

UT PREP Games Coordinator

While UT PREP is an academically-rich STEM program, it is important that our students have fun, explore, make friends, exercise, and learn about themselves. The UT PREP Games Coordinator will be responsible for assisting in the College and Career Awareness course; leading individual, small group, and whole-class activities that focus on team-building and leadership; and ensuring that our students’ time at PREP is well-rounded. This position should be a certified teacher and/or someone with extensive experience leading youth camps and team-building activities.

UT PREP Social Worker/Parent Liaison

The PREP Social Worker position requires a license in social work and experience working closely with middle or high school students and their families. They are responsible for social-emotional needs and collaborate with instructors for parent communications. They will facilitate interventions for students' academic and emotional needs and collaborate with the Mentor Teachers to address attendance and discipline issues, if needed. Other responsibilities and duties include contacting parents regarding behavior/academic concerns, coordinating parent meetings, and communicating with the UT PREP leadership and completing reports.