The Citadel School of Education will begin offering the state’s first Accelerated Masters of Arts in Teaching program this fall.
The program is designed for professionals in the math and science fields, and students can continue working while taking classes. Charlene Gunnells, a spokeswoman for The Citadel, said the program’s goal is to produce math and science teachers for the Lowcountry.
The program also provides financial aid and grants to cover tuition and fees. The Boeing Co. is providing a stipend to help with living expenses during the program’s final semester, when students will have a semester-long, student-teaching internship.
A traditional Masters of Arts in Teaching takes two years to complete, but The Citadel’s program runs 15 months. After finishing the program, graduates will be qualified to be recommended for a South Carolina teaching certificate.