Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog

Science Education, M.A.T.


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College of Education  
Department: Teaching and Learning 

Concentrations:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth & Space Science
  • Physics

Also offered as a Bachelor’s/Master’s Pathways  

 


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.

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.

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