Jul 12, 2020  
2015-2016 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 Criteria:

  1. Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;
  2. Hold a 2.75 undergraduate GPA or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate work or 3.3 GPA in 12 hours or more of work at the graduate level or a minimum 50th percentile on the Graduate Record Examination writing. International students must have a minimum score of 550 on the TOEFL; 
  3. For Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education (ECE) , elementary education, middle level education, secondary education, curriculum and instruction, and for students in educational media and technology who are pursuing the NP endorsement: hold a valid teaching credential. For international students who do not intend to teach in the United States, this requirement can be waived. Teaching certification is NOT required for the programs Master of Arts in Educational Psychology (EPDL) , Master of Arts in Social Foundations of Education (SFND) , or for students in Master of Arts in Educational Media and Technology (EDMT)  not pursuing the NP endorsement;
  4. Furnish an analysis of professional goals written by the candidate. This analysis should include a description of how the chosen degree program will help meeting the selected goals and how the candidate’s life experiences, accomplishments and interests will contribute to his or her success in the program; and
  5. Request and have submitted two 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.
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Department Information:

Teacher Education - College of Education

Martha Kinney-Sedgwick, Ph.D.
Department Head

313 Porter Bldg
(734) 487-3260

Department Website

Advisor Information:

Linda Lewis-White, Ph.D.

Teacher Education
313 Porter Bldg
(734) 487-3260

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