Teaching: Teacher Education with Specializations in Sciences (7-12), M.A.T.

This program is offered by the Special Education & Interventions Department

Program Description

Full-time program expedites teacher preparation in the teaching shortage area of science. The 13-month program begins in late May and uses a cohort model to enhance program completion rates and teacher retention. Students complete a structured sequence of courses, field experiences, and classroom-based action research. Note: Available science certifications include physics, chemistry, earth science, and biology.

Learning Outcomes

Graduate students in the program will:

  1. Possess strong knowledge of content, content pedagogy, and learner development (typical and atypical).
  2. Create an inclusive and culturally responsive learning environment.
  3. Use data, content knowledge, and evidence-based pedagogical content knowledge to critically examine practice for the purpose of improving student learning.
  4. Design and deliver instructional and assessment strategies that facilitate significant learning for all students including struggling learners and those with disabilities.
  5. Design, deliver, and assess literacy/language strategies to deepen literacy and content learning within the discipline.
  6. Act collaboratively, ethically, and responsibly to ensure student growth and advance the profession.