209 Carothers Hall
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32312-4482
Phone : (850) 644-1935
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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs Topic Index
- Can I enter the FSU-Teach program if I am not a freshman?
- Will I graduate with a complete degree in science or mathematics and be able to go into a science or mathematics profession if I decide not to pursue a teaching career?
- What makes FSU-Teach different from other teacher preparation programs?
- How often will I be teaching in a public classroom?
- Will I complete a “student teaching” requirement?
- Will I have support when I go into the classroom?
- Do the FSU-Teach courses meet the state requirements for teaching?
- Will I be prepared to take the Florida Teacher Certification Exams (FTCE) when I complete the coursework?
A: Yes. FSU-Teach has an outline of studies for students entering at any point in their academic career; however, those making the decision as freshmen or sophomores will be able to best streamline their program of studies.
A: Yes. A graduate from FSU-Teach will be able to pursue professional options or graduate degrees in either the content major or the teaching major.
A: From the very first course, FSU-Teach offers students the opportunity to teach in real K-12 classrooms! Students get a chance to see if the classroom is the place for them and if teaching is an option for a future profession. The close and constant support by master teachers, mentor teachers and FSU faculty members during and after the university experience is a unique facet of this program, as are special resources devoted to FSU-Teach students by the university. Completing all the coursework in four years with a double major makes FSU-Teach different from many other teacher preparation programs.
A: FSU-Teach students have K-12 teaching experiences throughout most of their teaching (pedagogy) courses. During these experiences students receive important feedback, mentoring and support from both mentor and master teachers.
A: Yes. It is called Apprentice Teaching and is completed during the last semester before graduation. Students are placed in a grade 6-12 classroom and work with the classroom teacher for the semester. It is an extended teaching experience that is very valuable to future teaching professionals.
A: Yes! Master teachers, mentor teachers, and university facilitators are part of the school-based experiences in the program. FSU-Teach students may be paired with other students in the program for some of these teaching assignments.
A: Yes. The course of study will be approved by the Florida Department of Education.
A: Yes. The coursework in the program prepares a student to take the required exams that are part of the teacher certification process. (Please note that a student who graduates from the program is not automatically certified to teach, as is true for all Education degrees. Students must complete the state licensing process, but the FSU-Teach new teacher program will help them through it.)