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Graduate Certificate—Teaching*

The graduate certificate is for students seeking an alternative route to professional certification in Florida. This certificate program is a subset of the MAT degree program and is designed for individuals who hold bachelor’s degrees in content areas and are current teachers with 3-year temporary teaching certificates. It consists of six graduate courses that prepare teachers for state certification. The certificate may be completed in two regular terms and a summer session. The credit hours may be applied within five years of completion to the MAT. 

Admission Requirements

An applicant must have a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or science, or in an area in which state certification is sought, from an accredited college or university, and be currently teaching with temporary certification.

Certificate Requirements*

The Graduate Certificate requires passing the six courses (18 credit hours) listed below with a grade point average of at least 3.0. All courses must be taken at Florida Tech.

EDS 5051 Methods and Management of Middle and High School Teaching 3
EDS 5055 Foundations and Management of Classroom Instruction 3
EDS 5060 ESOL Teaching Strategies 3
EDS 5067 Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDS 5071 Methods and Strategies of Teching Middle and High School Science or EDS 5072 Methods and Strategies of Teaching Middle and High School Mathematics or EDS 5073 Methods and Strategies for Teaching Specific Middle and High School Content 3
EDS 5135 Reading in the Content Area
3

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 18

*Curriculum guided by state requirements and subject to change.