Priority Admission Application Deadlines: http://www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Earth & Space Science
Also offered as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathway
This major shares core requirements with the M.A. in Science 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.
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)
* 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
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.).