Nov 13, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Chemistry Concentration (MAT-ED STC)

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The MAT - Secondary Chemistry Concentration leading to an initial teaching endorsement in chemistry grades 6-12, is a full-time 44 hour program. The program is designed for a qualified student to begin in the Fall semester and finish at the end of the following second Winter semester. Primarily, admission to the program will be in Spring/Summer, with coursework to begin in September. The program is intended for students with a BA or BS in chemistry or an equivalent degree who wish to earn a State of Michigan teacher certification.

The following are qualifications for admission to the MAT - Secondary Chemistry Concentration Program (please note that completion of prior science coursework is required for admission and cannot be included in hours required for the MAT degree):

  1. An undergraduate degree in chemistry or a closely related field from an accredited college or university;

  2. A minimum of 32 semester hours in chemistry coursework is required and must include the following:

    • Calculus-Based Physical Chemistry (CHEM 361  or equivalent) (3 hrs)

    • Organic Chemistry (CHEM 371 /372 /373  or equivalent) (8 hrs)

    • CHEM 121 , CHEM 122 , CHEM 123  and CHEM 124  (or equivalent) (8 hrs)

    • Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 281  or equivalent) (4 hrs)

    • Biochemistry (CHEM 351  or equivalent) (3 or 4 hrs)

    • Analytical Instrumentation (CHEM 381  or equivalent) (2 hrs)

    • Chemistry Elective (300-level or higher) (3 or 3 hrs)

    • (PHY 221  or PHY 223 ) and (PHY 222  or PHY 224 ) (8-10 hrs)

    • Mathematics

      • Trigonometry

      • Calculus

  3. Minimum grade point average of 2.75 or 3.0 in the last half of undergraduate work;

  4. Two letters of recommendation, including one from a college professor, which speak to the applicant’s ability to pursue graduate-level work as well as their capacity to work as a secondary school teacher;

  5. Pass on all sections of MTTC Basic Skills Test;

  6. Attendance of a MAT orientation meeting and completion of an on-demand writing assessment;

  7. Completed Graduate Admission Application Form and application fee;

  8. If applicable, submission of evidence of English language proficiency as documented by official test scores on the TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS;

  9. And a signed statement requiring civil/criminal conviction(s).

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