Science Teaching Accelerated Master's Program (STAMP)
To participate in the STAMP program, students must be working towards completion of an undergraduate degree in one of the following majors at USF:
- Biomedical Sciences
- Environmental Biology
- Integrative Animal Biology
- Interdisciplinary Natural Science
- Marine Biology
Students apply to the STAMP program in their junior year. During their senior year, students take 12 credit hours towards their Master of Arts in Teaching Degree in Science Education. After completing their bachlor’s degree, students will spend the next year in the Master of Arts in Teaching program, graduating in May with their master’s degree and Florida teacher certification.
The STAMP Program is designed for academically talented and educationally mature students who meet the following criteria:
- Completed at least 90 semester hours of coursework in one of the participating programs,
- Earned grade point average of at least 3.0 both overall and in the major coursework,
- No arrest record or have disclosed any record of previous arrests and/or convictions.
Disclosure of Arrest and Conviction
If you are interested in pursuing the program and are concerned about how a previous arrest or conviction could affect your admission to or completion of the program, please contact Dr. Kate Boney, Clinical Education Coordinator for the College of Education, at email@example.com.
How to Apply
It is very important that students interested in the STAMP Program work closely with their undergraduate academic advisor to ensure timely application to the program and a seamless transition from undergraduate to graduate status.
Please review and follow these steps carefully:
- Contact your Student Academic Services (SAS) undergraduate academic advisor in the relevant subject area:
- File an Accelerated Degree Program Interest Form.
- Submit the Interest form to your undergraduate advisor (instructions are on the form).
- When the time comes to apply for the graduate program, submit the Accelerated Degree Program Application.
- Provide an official copy of the General Knowledge Test (GKT) score report verifying passing scores on all four sections of the exam when submitting the Accelerated Degree Program Application. For more information about the GKT, please visit our Teacher Certification Exams page. For more information on Testing and Certification Services visit our Teacher Certification site.
NOTE: The test code for the GKT is 082.
*Applications for the Accelerated Program are due May 1. Late applications will be accepted through July 15.
You are encouraged to apply for the Robert Noyce USF Scholarship Program for Science Majors at the same as you submit your application to the Accelerated Program. This will expedite the review process.
A Special Note on Additional Testing Requirements
In order to graduate with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree, students must complete all portions of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE). Official copies of score reports verifying successful completion of Professional Education Test and the applicable Subject Area Examination must be on file prior to the student's term of graduation.