May 27, 2018  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Earth Science Concentration (MAT-ED SES)

The MAT - Secondary Earth Science Concentration, leading to initial teaching certification in Earth and Space Science grades 6-12, is a full-time 47 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 Earth Science and/or Geology who wish to earn a State of Michigan teacher certification.

The following are qualifications for admission to the MAT - Secondary Earth Science 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 Earth Science or closely related field from an accredited college or university. A minimum of 30 semester hours in Earth Science coursework is required and must include:

    • Astronomy with laboratory

    • Introductory Geology with laboratory

    • Historical Geology with laboratory

    • Rock and Minerals or Igneous Petrology and Mineralogy, all with laboratories

    • Paleontology with laboratory

    • Weather with laboratory

    • Oceanography with laboratory

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

  3. 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;

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

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

  6. A completed Graduate Admission Application Form and application fee;

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

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

Earth Science Content Courses: 13 hours

Note: Other electives are also available in the cases where students have already taken something similar to the courses listed below. Please see the Earth Science Master’s program  for more information.

Program Total: 47 hours

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