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    Jan 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Science Education, M.A.T.


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Degree Information

Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors

Minimum Total Hours: 39
Level: Masters
CIP Code: 13.1316
Dept. Code: EDI
Major/College Codes: TSC ED
Approved: 2002

Concentrations:

Biology (ASB)
Chemistry (ASC)
Earth & Space Science (AES)
Physics (ASY)

Also offered as an Accelerated Major

This major shares core requirements with the M.A. in Science Education.

Contact Information

College: Education
Department: Teaching and Learning

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors


The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Science Education prepares students to teach science at the middle or high school levels. There are four science subject areas that students can choose from: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics. The M.A.T. program is a state approved program for certification in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, but not Earth Science. However, students who complete the M.A.T. with the concentration in Earth Science can apply directly to the State for certification. Students interested in certification in Earth Science should seek academic advising to identify how this impacts initial teacher certification and reciprocity with other states. Candidates for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Science Education should have a degree in a science discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, earth science) that is taught in a middle or high school, or a closely related field.

Admission Information

Must meet University Admission and English Proficiency requirements as well as requirements for admission to the major, listed below.

For admission to a Master of Arts in Teaching Program, the student must demonstrate mastery of general knowledge by one of the following:

* Passing the General Knowledge Test, a portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (link to http://www.fldoe.org/accountability/assessments/postsecondary-assessment/ftce)
Or
* Effective for tests administered on or after July 1, 2015, achievement of passing scores, as identified in Rule 6A-4.0021(12), F.A.C., on test sections of the GRE® revised General Test GRE Analytical Writing combined score of 4 out of 6 acceptable for GK Essay GRE Quantitative Reasoning scaled score of 147 acceptable for GK Mathematics GRE Verbal Reasoning scaled score of 151 acceptable for both GK English Language Skills and GK Reading

International Students
In addition to the University requirements, applicants to the College of Education must provide the following:

  • A social security number in degree programs requiring practica or internships;
  • Other information as required by the major of interest, (e.g. Graduate Record Exam scores, etc.).

Curriculum Requirements


Total Minimum Hours 39 hours minimum

Shared Core Requirements - 30 Credit Hours

Additional Required Course - 3 Credit Hours

Concentrations - 6 Credit Hours

The courses required for the M.A.T. in Science Education are listed below. Please check with the program for other program requirements.

Additional Required Courses (3 Credit Hours)


Concentration Requirements (6 Credit Hours)


Students select from the following Concentrations:

Biology


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admission’s requirement).

Chemistry


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admission’s requirement).

Earth & Space Science


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admission’s requirement).

Physics


  • Student’s participation in the internship experience in classes that correspond to the specific area in which he or she will be certified.
  • Passing score on the appropriate subject area exam.
  • Student’s content degree or equivalent (an admission’s requirement)

Comprehensive Examination


A written narrative exam tailored to the individual student. Exam needs to be completed by two weeks before final exam week of the student’s graduating semester. Exams will only be accepted during fall or spring semester, unless previous contract is established with the student’s advisor.

Accelerated Major


Also available as an Accelerated Majors  

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