The University of Central Florida and school district partners are offering a job-embedded teacher preparation program, Resident Teacher Professional Preparation Program (RTP3) for Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) graduates wishing to teach mathematics or science in Florida's middle and high schools.
The RTP3 is a full scholarship to earn a master's degree (MAT) for 140 STEM graduates and to have a teaching job in a STEM field.
The RTP3 coursework for COHORT II started in Summer Semester of 2013. Upon successful completion of the program. Resident Teachers will receive a master's degree in Mathematics/Science Education and a professional teaching certification.
RTP3 Resident Teacher had to be admitted to the MAT, Mathematics Education Program (Middle or Secondary) or MAT Science Education Program (Middle, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics).
At this time, all the Resident Teachers for COHORT II have been accepted. However, there is an established program within the College of Education and Human Performance, TMAST. TMAST is an innovative, fast track, four semester graduate program for professionals who wish to transition into middle grade teaching.
To apply for the MAT Program: Graduate Online Application: CLICK HERE
Contact for more information regarding TMAST.
To complete the application for the MAT and receive full admission, all undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required, along with passing scores on the Florida Teacher Certification Examination/General Knowledge Test (FTCE/GKT). The tests may have to be taken in sites beyond the metropolitan Orlando area.
Teacher Education, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Graduate Program Options: