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Florida Institute of Technology — Graduate Teacher Education Fellows Program

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Graduate Teacher Education Fellows Program
Degrees Awarded:
Computer Education (MS), Environmental Education (MS), Mathematics Education (EdS), Mathematics Education (MS), Mathematics Education (PhD), Science Education (EdS), Science Education (MS), Science Education (PhD), Teaching (MAT)
Admissions Deadlines:

For most programs, 4-6 weeks prior to start of new term. For programs in the Department of Biological Sciences, March 15. For additional information visit http://www.fit.edu/catalog, and in the Index, use "Application Deadlines" to locate the specific page(s) for this.

Program Start:
August, January
Program Founded:
July, 1999


At present, all Fellows enrolled in graduate degree programs within the GTEFP (Science and Mathematics Education Department) receive a 1/3 tuition waiver. To obtain additional financial support, Fellows must rely on university fellowships, assistantships, paid internships, staff positions, external employment, loans, and/or fellowship opportunities outside the university. In the future, additional tuition and stipend support remains contingent on fund-raising efforts.


Masters degree programs in the Graduate Education Fellows Program are two year programs (minimum) designed for returning Peace Corps volunteers with Bachelor's coursework and Peace Corps experience in an area of teacher education. In addition, advanced graduate degree programs are typically three year (minimum) programs designed for returning Peace Corps volunteers with Masters coursework and Peace Corps experience in a relevant area. This Program offers degrees in four areas of teacher education (i.e., science, mathematics, computer, and environmental education). This Program combines coursework in a selected Masters or advanced graduate degree program and related internship experience with a partnering institution in the region. Regional partners include Federal, State, regional and county environmental agencies; county school districts; private scientific and educational institutions; and conservation organizations. The end-of program requirement (i.e., M.S.: Thesis, Non-Thesis Project, Capstone Internship; Ph.D.: Dissertation) may be completed with a cooperating partner.


All of the above Master's degree programs require a Bachelor's degree in a related field, with a GPA of 3.0 or above. All of the above Ph.D. programs require a Master's degree in a related field, with a GPA of 3.2 or above. Applicants are required to submit the following materials to the Office of Graduate Admissions: a completed application form, official transcripts for all college/university coursework, a resume, a Description of Service, a Statement of Objectives, and three Letters of Recommendation. Admission is competitive. Please visit www.fit.edu/grad for more detailed information.


For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Dr. Tom Marcinkowski
Associate Professor

150 W. University Boulevard
Melbourne, Florida 32901
(321) 674-8946
(321) 674-7598

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