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The Teacher Education MAT, Science Education - Physics program requires a minimum of 39 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. The program is a secondary (grades 6-12) 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 http://ccie.ucf.edu/explore-via/
Total Credit Hours Required: 39 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree
Required Courses: 18 Credit Hours
Core: 12 Credit Hours
*Must be taken prior to internship.
- EDG 6415 - Principles of Instruction and Classroom Management 3 Credit Hours *
- EDF 6727 - Critical Analysis of Social, Ethical, Legal, and Safety Issues Related to Education 3 Credit Hours
- EDF 6237 - Principles of Learning and Introduction to Classroom Assessment 3 Credit Hours
- TSL 5085 - Teaching Language Minority Students in K-12 Classrooms 3 Credit Hours *
Methods: 6 Credit Hours
- LAE 5496 - Disciplinary Literacy in the Content Areas 3 Credit Hours
- SCE 5337 - Issues and Methods in Secondary School Science 3 Credit Hours
Elective Courses: 12 Credit Hours
- ESE 5344 - Managing the Secondary Classroom 3 Credit Hours
- ESE 6036 - Contemporary Issues in Secondary Education 3 Credit Hours
- Electives approved by advisor: 6 credits
Internship: 6 Credit Hours
- 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.
Culminating Experience: 3 Credit Hours
- ESE 6256 - Critical Issues in Secondary Education 1-3 Credit Hours (taken twice)
Additional Program Requirements
- Complete all key assignments in Via according to program guidelines. This requires demonstration of professional growth, reflection, and proficiency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices.
- Pass all required sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination.
- Students are recommended to have 30 credit hours of science course work to be prepared to take the subject area exam in Physics for grades 6-12. If students have difficulty passing the subject area examination, content-based coursework will be recommended. It is important to see an adviser if courses are difficult to schedule in content areas.
Students in the Master of Arts in Teacher Education program pay a $64 equipment each semester that they are enrolled. Part-time students pay $32 per semester.
The MAT requires a 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. Via by Watermark is required for the portfolio. In addition, an internship is required.
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.
Passing score on all four parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination/General Knowledge Test (FTCE/GKT) OR a competitive score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. This program does not require GRE for admission, but in accordance with Florida Statute 1004.4 and State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066, admission to this graduate-level, state-approved initial teacher preparation program requires demonstrating mastery of general knowledge.
UPDATE: In order to demonstrate mastery of general knowledge, Graduate Record Exam test administrations conducted on or after July 1, 2015, may be used as an acceptable means of demonstrating a mastery of general knowledge. A minimum passing score on a GRE subtest in an applicable general knowledge content area, as defined in the table below, will satisfy the requirement of demonstrating a mastery of general knowledge for the applicable general knowledge content area.
|FTCE GKT SUBTEST||GRE SUBTEST||MINIMUM GRE SCORE REQUIRED TO SUBSTITUTE FOR GK SUBTEST|
|GK Writing Subtest (Essay)||GRE Analytical Writing||A combined score of 4 out of 6|
|GK English Language Subtest Skills||GRE Verbal Reasoning||A scaled score of 151|
|GK Reading Subtest||GRE Verbal Reasoning||A scaled score of 151|
|GK Mathematics Subtest||GRE Quantitative Reasoning||A scaled score of 147|
- NOTE: Effective January 1, 2015, only examination results earned by educators within 10 years prior to the date of application for a new Florida Educator's Certificate with the Florida Department of Education may be acceptable for certification eligibility requirements (SBR 6A-4.002).
- 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.
- To align with current student standards and, therefore, be acceptable to satisfy educator requirements, a passing score on an examination identified in state board rule must have been earned during the ten (10) years immediately preceding application and qualification for a certificate, unless otherwise stipulated in relevant statute or rule.
Students may not switch from an MAT program to an MEd program without going through the university's application process.
|Science Education-Physics||*Fall Priority||Fall||Spring||Summer|
|Domestic Applicants||Jan 15||Jul 1||Apr 1|
|International Applicants||Jan 15||Jan 15||Nov 1|
|*Applicants who plan to enroll full time in a degree program and who wish to be considered for university fellowships or assistantships should apply by the Fall Priority date.|
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.
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