The Teacher Education MAT, Middle School Science Education program is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program for students seeking certification to teach science in grades 5-9, including students previously certified to teach in another field.
The Master of Arts in Teaching is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program that is subject to any change in the Florida Administrative Code (State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066). Students enrolled in this program should remain in close contact with their adviser to keep informed of any program changes implemented to comply with new state requirements.
The Teacher Education MAT, Middle School Science Education is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program for students seeking certification to teach science in grades 5-9, including students previously certified to teach in another field.
Students in the Mathematics Education and Science Education tracks may be eligible for Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant. Please see https://ccie.ucf.edu/teachered/teach-grad/ for more information.
The Teacher Education MAT, Middle School Science Education program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. The program is a secondary (grades 5-9) program for noneducation majors at the undergraduate level or teachers previously certified in another field.
The MAT requires an online portfolio of both reflective practice/analysis of professional development and demonstration of attainment of the beginning level of performance for all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs). Multiple artifacts and reflective analysis are required for each of the accomplished practices. All portfolio entries are critical components of learning since they are the primary means of accessing the professional development of students as reflective practitioners. In addition, an internship is required.
All teacher education candidates are required to complete ViaTM by Watermark requirements before being certified for graduation. ViaTM by Watermark access is required for the portfolio. See https://ccie.ucf.edu/explore-via/.
Total Credit Hours Required: 39 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree
30 Total Credits
- EDG 6415 and TSL 5085 must be completed prior to internship.
12 Total Credits
- Complete the following:
- EDG6415 - Principles of Instruction and Classroom Management (3)
- EDF6727 - Critical Analysis of Social, Ethical, Legal, and Safety Issues Related to Education (3)
- EDF6237 - Principles of Learning and Introduction to Classroom Assessment (3)
- TSL5085 - Teaching Language Minority Students in K-12 Classrooms (3)
18 Total Credits
- Complete the following:
- LAE5496 - Disciplinary Literacy in the Content Areas (3)
- SCE5325 - Teaching Middle School Science (3)
- ISC6146 - Environmental Education for Educators (3)
- SCE5836 - Space and Physical Science for Educators (3)
- ESE5344 - Managing the Secondary Classroom (3)
- ESE6036 - Contemporary Issues in Secondary Education (3)
6 Total Credits
- Earn at least 6 credits from the following types of courses: SCE 6946 - Graduate Internship 6 Credit Hours (taken over two semesters). The two semester requirement applies to on-the-job internships and most traditional internships. Traditional internships may be completed in one semester with advisor approval. The two-semester internship must be completed over one academic year. One-semester traditional internships must be completed in spring. Students should ensure that they meet all requirements for Graduate Internship. - Complete EDG 6415 and TSL 5085 before first semester of internship. - Overall graduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher. - Passing scores on the appropriate Subject Area Examination and Professional Education Examination are required prior to admission to the second semester of graduate internship. - Students must apply and be approved for graduate internship. Deadline dates and applications are available through the Office of Clinical Experiences at http://www.education.ucf.edu/clinicalexp/ - Satisfactory completion of the Graduate Internship requires the student to demonstrate proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices at the beginning level in accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.065.
3 Total Credits
- Earn at least 3 credits from the following:
- ESE6256 - Critical Issues in Secondary Education (1 - 3)
Grand Total Credits: 39
For information on general UCF graduate admissions requirements that apply to all prospective students, please visit the Admissions section of the Graduate Catalog. Applicants must apply online. All requested materials must be submitted by the established deadline.
In addition to the general UCF graduate application requirements, applicants to this program must provide:
- One official transcript (in a sealed envelope) from each college/university attended.
- Goal Statement
- Applicants applying to this program who have attended a college/university outside the United States must provide a course-by-course credential evaluation with GPA calculation. Credential evaluations are accepted from World Education Services (WES) or Josef Silny and Associates, Inc. only.
Students may not switch from an MAT program to an MEd program, or vice versa, without going through the university's application process.
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student's graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.