The $11 million Teaching Academy opened in September 2003 to prepare educators for excellence in education, lifelong learning and partnership. The offices are located on the fourth floor, where there are more than 50 work stations. The College of Education and Human Performance facility is equipped to accommodate about 7,000 students. One notable program, named after a former state senator, the Toni Jennings Exceptional Educational Institute, was created to develop educational opportunities and support for children and adults with special needs. Several other programs reside within the Teaching Academy, but two stand out in excellence; the Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy for Mathematics and Science.