Students who decide to participate in FSU-Teach begin with two introductory classes that are free of charge and offer the chance to explore teaching in a local K-12 school using research-based lessons. Education courses throughout the program continue this focus on teaching science or math using the public school setting for real-life experiences.
Coursework for FSU-Teach students is complete and rigorous in both majors; however, it still allows for graduation in four years.
Master teachers are FSU faculty members who are veteran teachers of grades 6-12. They teach courses and coordinate/support real-life teaching experiences for FSU-Teach students. Master teachers mentor FSU-Teach students from their entrance into the program to post graduation and are accessible to the students as a consistent source of support.
Mentor teachers are teachers currently teaching in K-12 schools who help FSU-Teach students with feedback on lesson planning, teaching strategies, classroom management and other important issues that teachers face in today’s classrooms.
Faculty members from both the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Education work closely with the FSU-Teach students. These faculty members all share an avid interest in K-12 education though their areas of expertise may vary widely.
FSU-Teach students form a close community in which they can share experiences of college life through many special university resources devoted to them. They continue to support each other after graduation through a network that is part of the FSU-Teach new teacher induction program.
FSU-Teach provides continued support for its graduates by offering face-to-face and/or online support through regularly scheduled professional development to help them overcome challenges in the classroom.