The mission of the K-8 Mathematics and Science Education MEd degree is to improve the quality of mathematics and science teaching and develop teacher leadership in Central Florida by providing opportunities to:

  • Strengthen the quality of teaching and learning in mathematics and science education.
  • Create a network of school-based teacher leaders in mathematics and science education.
  • Develop a strong infrastructure of cohorts focusing on long-term impact.
  • Increase the number of K-12 students who become interested in and ultimately pursue STEM careers.

At the Lockheed Martin/UCF Mathematics and Science Academy, leadership is an essential part of our teacher education. Lockheed Scholars become a source of delivery of professional development for teachers in their respective schools.

Since its inception in 1992, more than 600 teachers have graduated from the program, many of whom have proven to be highly motivated individuals who continue to grow professionally through formal education settings.

Teachers interested in enrolling in the program should apply both to UCF College of Graduate Studies and to the Lockheed Martin/UCF Mathematics and Science Academy.

Application Process

Requirements for Consideration to Admission

All applicants must:

  • Teach in a public school.
  • Teach in a Florida elementary school classroom or teach mathematics or science in a middle school.
  • Hold one or more of the following teaching certificates: Elementary K-6, Science 5-9, Science 6-12, Mathematics 5-9, or Mathematics 6-12.
  • Taught at minimum of three years.
  • Must submit a completed University of Central Florida Graduate College Admissions application.
  • Submit a Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy application by due date assigned (for best consideration of financial assistance)

Each year, enrollment to this program is limited.