Preservice Teachers

The Sulphur Springs K-8 School

The Sulphur Springs K-8 School & Master of Arts in Elementary Teaching Partnership

This partnership, funded in part by the Conn Foundation, strives to build a pipeline of highly effective, committed teachers for the Sulphur Springs community. This partnership is:

intern and teacher working at the table on a lesson plan Sulphur Springs MAT Elementary Ed intern works on lesson plan with her third grade ELA collaborating teacher.

Addressing the call to prepare effective teachers by seamlessly connecting theory and practice, this program infuses field experiences with university coursework, providing MAT students the opportunity to practice new skills in an elementary classroom setting. Students participating in the Partnership spend at least two semesters (one part-time and one full-time) in the elementary classroom working side-by-side with a master teacher, collaborating with content coaches and lead teachers, and attending school-based professional development workshops. Our goal is to build a teaching force prepared to work in a high-need yet innovative environment, with teachers committed to working at Sulphur Springs K-8 School and other similar schools.

Contact: Dr. Katie Tricarico, USF College of Education at