TCU’s College of Education has launched an innovative program for new college graduates and working professionals looking to transition to a career in education. The TCU Teach Master’s Program offers individuals the opportunity to earn a master’s degree and teaching certificate for grades 6 through 12 in less than one year.
“The TCU Teach program provides high quality clinical experiences and innovative pedagogy classes to arm future teachers with the skills and strategies to engage and teach adolescents,” said Jan Lacina, associate dean of Graduate Studies. “School districts across the country often struggle to staff classrooms with adequate numbers of teachers; TCU Teach meets the needs of our community by preparing high quality teachers for the demands of ever-changing middle and high schools.”
The 30-hour TCU Teach program offers on-campus classes at TCU and student teaching placement in one of the university’s partner districts, as well as the opportunity to teach abroad.
Applications are currently being accepted for the inaugural summer 2017 cohort. Candidates must have bachelor’s degrees in fields related to social studies, science, mathematics or English.
The College of Education received the Wisniewski Teacher Education Award in 2016 for its Language & Literacy Program and the Certificate of Distinction, the highest award for teacher preparation in reading, from the International Reading Association each year since 2009. The College of Education graduates approximately 100 teachers per year.