MAT in Science Education

Note:  Effective Fall 2015 the College of Arts and Sciences has suspended admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in Science Education, K-12 Certification and Master of Science (MS) degree in Science Education. Please contact Lori Armstrong at 535-2982 or for more information.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Science Education is designed to promote science learning for teachers through the use of innovative teaching methods in the classroom, laboratory, and field, and authentic assessment strategies that are applicable to the classroom. The program is based on the research, goals, vision, and best practices derived from the science education community.

Students may enroll in one of two concentrations:

The program provides the opportunity for a beginning teacher to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions about the development, implementation, and assessment of meaningful science programs in school districts. These efforts will ensure that science teachers will develop into effective classroom teachers and be prepared according to the National Science Education Standards and the National Science Teachers Association Standards for Science Teacher Preparation. This program is intended for individuals holding a degree in a science field, but not yet certified, or for individuals making a career change from a science-related field.

You may also be interested in the Master of Science, Science Education program if you already hold a teaching degree.

To make full use of Plymouth’s research facilities, most courses for the science education programs are held on campus, although some are periodically offered in Concord and online.

With rolling admission, you may start your program during any term. In fact, you may take up to 12 master-level credits before even being admitted to Plymouth State. Financial aid is available to qualified students.



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