Learn to teach. Earn a Master’s Degree
in an approved, professional certificate program for secondary school teachers.
Founded in 1985, the UF Secondary Proteach programs provide opportunities for students to earn an M.Ed. degree in subject-area teaching while developing the competencies required for a Florida Professional Teaching Certificate.
Students enter each fall with a bachelor’s degree and spend three consecutive, full-time academic semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) developing understandings of how to effectively teach academic subjects to adolescents in grades 6-12. Graduates receive a Master’s of Education (M.Ed.) degree and are eligible for the highest level of certification offered by the state.
Secondary Proteach programs are nationally (NCATE) accredited; thus, graduates are eligible for certification in most states. In addition, Proteach graduates are considered “Highly Qualified Teachers” under federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) requirements. For more information, contact program faculty listed below.