The highly visible UTeach math and science teacher education movement has some good news in Florida: The Florida Institute of Technology will be starting a UTeach replication site with Florida’s Race to the Top dollars. The institution has been aggressive in the area of physics teacher education for years.
Now the bad news: Even though the Florida Department of Education intended to fund four new UTeach replication sites from its Race to the Top dollars, FIT is the only institution that applied. No SUS institutions applied, even though several had filed letters of intent.
No word from the FDOE on how they are going to spend the money they intended for the other three new UTeach replication sites.