Sep 19, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in Teaching

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The MAT Program with a concentration in Secondary Biology (STB), Secondary Chemistry (STC), Secondary Earth Science (SES), Secondary Integrated Science (SIS), Secondary Mathematics (STM) or Secondary Physics (SPH)/Physical Science (SPS) is a full time 46-48 hour program, and leads to initial teaching certification in Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Integrated Science, Mathematics or Physics/Physical Science grades 6-12. The program is intended for students with a BA or BS in biology, chemistry, earth science, integrated science, mathematics or physics/physical science, or an equivalent degree (e.g., Engineering) who wish to earn a State of Michigan teacher certification.

Admission Requirements for All Teacher Education Masters Programs

  1. Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;

  2. Hold a 2.75 undergraduate GPA; Or a 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work; Or a 3.3 GPA in 12 hours or more of work at the graduate level; Or a minimum of 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination writing;

  3. Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meet the selected goals and how the candidate’s life experiences, accomplishments and interests will contribute to his or her success in the program;

  4. Request and have submitted two current (within the last two years) letters of recommendation that address the candidate’s professional commitment, experience and potential. The transcripts, analysis of goals and letters of recommendation should give evidence of potential for graduate-level scholarship;

  5. The following programs require a valid teaching certificate: Curriculum and Instruction. However, the MA in Urban and Diversity Education does NOT require a teaching certificate. Early Childhood, Reading

  6. For international students who do not intend to teach in the United States or students who have an established career in ECE pre-K, this requirement can be waived.

Note: All of the above materials will be taken into account in the admission process. Decisions will be made using an holistic assessment taking into account the goals, professional writing, prior experiences, and past academic performance including GPA.

Advisor Information:

Linda Lewis-White, Ph.D.
Teacher Education
313 Porter Bldg
(734) 487-3260

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