Master’s in Teaching (M.A.)
A master’s in teaching from Florida Tech is for educators with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or science currently working with a three-year teaching certificate that also desire a master’s degree while also completing coursework to obtain a Florida teaching certificate.
The master’s in teaching is also applicable for graduate students who plan to enter the teaching field and desire advanced level training that can lead to additional employment opportunities upon graduation.
The program provides students with a broad background in current theories and trends in education, as well as teaching and classroom management methods for middle and high schools. Students discover new techniques in the assessment and evaluation of their students, ESOL teaching strategies and methods of middle and high school teaching.
Florida Tech’s program ensures graduates are well-rounded professionals, prepared for a variety of teaching careers. With curriculum that complements and builds on previous study and classroom experience, the program allows students to enhance their subject matter knowledge in their specific areas of interest.
Graduate students in the master’s in teaching program learn from a diverse and experienced team of educational professionals in mathematics, science and environmental education. With teaching experience spanning elementary through post-secondary classrooms the faculty are nationally recognized researchers who are active publishers of hundreds of articles in top journals in their field. A small student-to-teacher ratio allows professors to mentor students and create a close-knit academic environment where you’re not just a name on a roster, but a respected professional.
Flexible Schedule for Working Professionals
Florida Tech accommodates the schedules of working teachers by offering classes for the master’s in teaching degree during evening hours. The professional community at the university creates an environment where teachers collaborate and gain a deeper understanding from the wealth of experience provided by a diverse, global study body.
As a student earning a master’s in teaching, there are unique opportunities for real-world learning experiences. Working with professors, students design, conduct and report on classroom assessments and evaluation, discovering new ways of teaching content and the advanced teaching materials available. Students gain valuable insight and mentorship from professionals in state organizations (STEM areas of interest) as well as other professional education organizations including the National Science Teachers Association, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and others.
Students looking to advance their education expertise and develop knowledge in theoretical education topics can pursue a doctoral program to earn an Ed.S. or Ph.D. in education. For full-time doctoral graduate research assistants, full-pay scholarships are available.
Graduates with a master’s in teaching find rewarding careers as science and general education teachers in formal classroom K-12 settings or coaching team sports. Additional career opportunities are available outside the classroom in information educational environments at museums and national parks, libraries and after school program, non-profit organizations and more.