Teachers in Industry is the innovative business-education partnership that connects experienced classroom teachers with opportunities to join the STEM workforce during the summer. Teachers in Industry is a program of the University of Arizona College of Education. We invite applications from all middle- and high- school (6-
12) science, technology, engineering and math teachers as well as STEM-based CTE teachers. Teachers in Industry is well established across the state of Arizona, with cohorts in Tucson, Phoenix, Yuma and distance access for teachers in rural areas. IF you are a STEM or CTE teacher, we’d like to especially invite your participation. Our early application closes Nov 15, however applications are accepted through mid- January for summer 2017.
Teachers in Industry has two options for STEM/CTE Teachers:
• Our Masters of Arts in Teaching and Teacher Education with a focus in the teacher's content area is for early/mid-career teachers who have not yet earned a masters degree: participating teachers work for three consecutive summers in a STEM industry while also completing a master’s degree that helps them translate their industry experiences to their classrooms while learning to think deeply about their teaching practices. Participating teachers take seven education courses and four content courses (33 units) during their three years in the program. All participants remain in their teaching positions throughout the duration of this program
- our classes are after school in spring/fall and on Fridays in the summers. Teachers admitted to the MA program may receive up to 65% tuition subsidy through our grants programs, in addition to the salaries they earn each summer from their industry work.
• Applicants who are accepted into the PD option take one graduate level course each summer, for up to three summers as they are also working in a paid industry position. The course focuses on a different issue relevant to both business and classroom teaching each summer, such as motivation, learning, or assessment. Each summer, PD teachers create a Problem Based Learning unit based on their industry work experience to take back to their classroom. Teachers earn the same salaries as teachers in the MA program, but do not receive tuition subsidies.