8150
Master of Arts in Teaching
Classroom, Field
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Graduate
Main Campus - Melbourne
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Master of Arts in Teaching

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. 

Admission Requirements

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.

Degree Requirements

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 the Professional Education Florida Teacher Certification Examination and an oral final program examination, which is given in the last semester of enrollment.

Curriculum

At least 10 courses (minimum 30 credit hours) are required, as follows:

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 for Teaching Middle and High School Science or EDS 5072 Methods and Strategies for 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
EDS 5203 Theories and Trends in Education 3
EDS 5226 Introduction to Computers in Education 3
  Electives 6

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED 30

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.