Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), concentration in Science Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed to prepare excellent science teachers for middle/secondary schools. The program is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of science, the nature of science, and the ways students learn science and to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to assume roles as science teacher leaders in today’s increasingly diverse high school settings. University and clinical faculty are committed to teacher education and development.

Licensure upon graduation: A Licensure in Comprehensive Science Education 6-9 or 9 -12

Career Opportunities

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Program Contact

Dr. Heidi Carlone


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Example Careers:

Middle school science teacher
Secondary science teacher

Designed For

This program is designed for pre-service science teachers or lateral entry science teachers who have a bachelors in a science content area and would like to teach science at the middle/secondary level, and are not yet licensed to do so.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include licensed middle/secondary science teachers who are equipped to work with a diverse student population in the science disciplines.

Research Interests

Research interests include empowering and inclusive science education; youth identity work in science; diverse learners and educational Equity; and community-based science learning for youth.

Program of Study

Total hours: (36 hours)

Core courses:

  • TED 669 Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory (3), or TED 622 – Differentiated Instruction, or approved substitute
  • TED 545 Diverse Learners, (3), or TED 646- Intro to Equity Education (3), or approved substitute
  • ERM 605 – Educational Measurement and Evaluation, (3) or ERM 604- Methods of Educational Research (3), or an approved substitute

Additional courses:

Pedagogical Expertise (18 hours)

  • TED 559 (3) Teaching Practices & Curriculum in Science
  • TED 657 (3) Nature of Science, Technology & Society
  • TED 632 (3) Science Education: Teaching practices & curriculum
  • TED 623 (3) Environmental Education
  • One approved content courses in College of Arts & Sciences (3)

Professional Development/Leadership (12 hours)

  • TED 638 (3) Seminar in Secondary Education
  • TED 680a (6) Clinical Experience in Teaching
  • TED 680b (3) Clinical Experience in Teaching Seminar

Minimum Program Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or a related field
  • GPA scores that meet Graduate School standards
  • TED 535 (Reading in the Secondary School and Content Area)
  • TED/LIS 120 (Introduction to Instructional Technology for Educational Settings) or equivalent

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