Science Teaching Accelerated Master's Program (STAMP)


2 Degrees in 5 Years | Science Accelerated Teaching Masters Program | USF

science teaching accelerated masters program

A Collaborative Initiative Between the Colleges of Education and Arts & Sciences.

The College of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences have collaborated to create an accelerated masters program for talented students in science fields who aspire to become science and mathematics teachers. 

About the Program

The Science Teaching Accelerated Master’s Program (STAMP) allows students to complete a bachelor’s degree in a science field and earn a Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education in a total of five years. Students who complete the program will be eligible for a Professional Florida Educator’s Certificate in one of the following subject areas:

  • Biology (grades 6-12)
  • Chemistry (grades 6-12)
  • Physics (grades 6-12)

Through the STAMP program, academically talented students are given the unique opportunity to fulfill the course requirements of their bachelor’s degree and the Master of Arts in Teaching degree on an accelerated timeline, graduating sooner than in traditional programs. The program allows students to complete a portion of the required graduate coursework while still an undergraduate student, reducing the time it takes to graduate by two semesters.

The combined degree program reduces the cost of both degree programs and prepares future educators with the content knowledge and teaching skills they need to be an effective educator in today’s high needs schools.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What if you are not majoring in any of these?

You may be able to change your major to Interdisciplinary Natural Science. You can find out information about the Interdisciplinary Natural Science major in the Undergraduate Catalog.

How do you do it all in just 5 years?

Apply to STAMP in your junior year. During your senior year, complete 12 credits toward the Masters of Arts in Teaching program in Science Education. The year following receipt of the Bachelor’s degree is spent completing the remainder of the Master of Arts in Teaching program courses.

scholarships and financial aid

Financial aid funds may be available for the graduate portion of the program. Undergraduate degree costs should be satisfied with existing financial aid such as Bright Futures and Prepaid Tuition. The student is responsible for the difference in tuition costs between the undergraduate and graduate course rates. Prepaid tuition can fund the first 120 hours.

Graduate courses that apply toward the undergraduate degree are funded at the undergraduate rate and the student is responsible for the difference. Students are advised to meet with a representative from Financial Aid prior to formal admission to the graduate program. Contact the USF Financial Aid Office at 813-974-4700 or visit their website.

Students admitted to the Science Teaching Accelerated Master’s Program (STAMP) may apply for a $20,000 scholarship from the Robert Noyce USF Scholarship Program for Science Majors.