Teachers in Industry

Math and Science Teacher Education & Retention Industry Partners (MASTER-IP) Program provides an opportunity for classroom math and science teachers to become involved in a new master's program which includes paid summer internships along with a program designed to a master's degree through the University of Arizona's College of Education in the program of Teaching and Teacher Education with a concentration math or science, during three consecutive summers. Teachers will work with scientists/mathematicians/engineers at area industries for 4 days per week plus taking 2 classes towards the master's degree on Fridays.

We are actively recruiting early career science and math teachers who will take part in summer internships with a Tucson area science or technology business/industry for three consecutive summers. Interns will be paid professional rates, including benefits where needed. Interns will work four days a week, leaving the 5th day open for their graduate program work. The projects will involve the teachers in real work in Science/ Technology/Mathematics. The participating teachers will simultaneously be enrolled in a specially designed cohort of the UA College of Education’s Master of Arts degree program in science and math education. MASTER-IP Courses, which will include courses offered in the College of Science, will be tailored to connect math and science content, real work in business and industry, and classroom teaching and student learning.

You can obtain additional information and application forms at the MASTER-IP Website. This program is statewide and open to any Arizona public, private or charter school teacher.

  • Early career math teachers
  • Early career science teachers
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Other Sciences

Registration required by Spring 2011
Applications accepted for the 2011 cohort here. 

For More Information
Dr. Julia Olsen
Program Director, Southern Arizona Science and Math Internship College of Education

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