This post-baccalaureate program is for individuals with bachelor’s degrees in content areas, who are either current teachers with 3-year temporary teaching certificates or are planning to enter the teaching field. The program is designed to help students earn an advanced degree while also completing coursework that can lead to Florida teacher certification. It consists of a minimum of 30 graduate credit hours.
An applicant must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in mathematics or science, or in an area in which state certification is sought.
A minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the program. Students must also satisfy a field experience requirement that can be met either by a concurrent part- or full-time teaching position or by completing concurrent field experience courses taken either at Florida Tech or another accredited university. Students must pass an oral final program examination, which is given in the last semester of enrollment.
It is the responsibility of the student to follow all master’s degree policies governed by the graduate programs office. This includes arranging for the final program examination committee and scheduling the examination within the required time frame.
At least 10 courses (minimum 30 credit hours) are required, as follows:
All courses except EDS 5071, EDS 5072 or EDS 5073, and the electives must be taken at Florida Tech. Electives and a methods course in an area other than mathematics or science may be transferred from graduate-level studies elsewhere, subject to faculty approval.