Teachers in Industry: Details

Teachers in Industry Fellows will typically work four days a week, leaving the 5th day open for classes/professional development. Employment opportunities involve real work in Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics. Both of our options offer the same core features:

 

  • WORK for local industries in paid summer industry positions.
  • EARN professional rates* and graduate-level course credit
  • LEARN how to integrate your summer work experiences into your own classroom!
  • BECOME part of a community of learners

 

Courses are held "in-person" via computer connection between our on-location classrooms and distance locations. Teachers in rural areas access our courses in real-time and interactively via distance learning technologies -- we bring Teachers in Industry to you.

Option 1: Teachers in Industry Master’s Degree Option

  • Earn a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching and Teacher Education within 3 years.
  • Work during your summer, typically 7-8 weeks, as well as engage in graduate courses during the summer, fall and spring.
  • Get paid industry wages, typically $6,000-$9,000 per summer.
  • Apply your industry pay to the cost of the M.A. program to significantly lower your out-of-pocket costs.
  • Content courses are taken one per semester during the regular school year -- made manageable for a full-time teaching schedule.
  • Summer coursework is focussed on the classroom application of your industry experiences.

Option 2: Teachers in Industry Summer Professional Development Program

  • Earn 3 units of graduate credit (45 hours for recertification).
  • Work during your summer, typically 7-8 weeks, as well as engage in a professional development course during the summer work period.
  • Coursework is focussed on the classroom application of your industry experiences.
  • Get paid industry wages, typically $6,000-$9,000 per summer.
  • Repeat up to three consecutive summers.
  • You may apply to the Teachers in Industry M.A. program after the first year if you meet the basic qualifications.

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