Application Process – Master Teachers

What is involved with being an online Master Teacher for the VASTS course?

If accepted, you MUST attend a mandatory virtual (via Zoom) training session from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PMĀ  on Saturday, November 4, 2023. You will be assigned approximately 35 students to your group. Your responsibilities will include evaluating and assessing student assignments and providing quality and timely feedback through the Moodle Course Management System. Grading matrices are given to provide guidelines on how to grade the assignments. Grades must be input within one week of the students’ assignment submission due date.


How much time is involved in being a Master Teacher each week?

The answer depends on whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the program. There is a bit of a learning curve because you must learn to navigate around the Moodle course management software. You also will be learning the content along with the students. There are seven modules of assignments for the online course, as well as a final project due in April. The modules are due every two weeks, with three weeks between the final module and the due date of the final project. Some assignments are more detailed than others to assess. Plan on an outlay of ten hours every two weeks if this is your first time as a Master Teacher.


Do I need to teach physics or engineering to be a Master Teacher?

No. We encourage any professional teaching a STEM-related course to apply.