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2016-2017 Graduate Catalog 
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Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Integrated Science Concentration (MAT-ED SIS)

Revised Program, effective Fall 2016

The MAT - Secondary Integrated Science Concentration is a full-time 37-38 hour program leading to initial teaching certification in Integrated Science grades 6-12. The program is designed for a qualified student to begin in the Summer semester and finish at the end of the following second Winter semester. Admission to the program will be typically in Winter, with coursework to begin in May. The program is intended for students with a BA or BS in Integrated/General Science or an equivalent degree who wish to earn State of Michigan teacher certification.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for admission:

  • Meet the Graduate School admission requirements;
  • 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; 
  • 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;
  • 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.
  • Freedom from civil/criminal convictions, academic probation, or administrative probation; ICHAT Criminal Background Check and Statement of Civil/Criminal Convictions; For any civil/criminal conviction provide a copy of Judgment of Sentence, Registrar of Actions, or Certification of Conviction and a written explanation of the offense; Applications of students with civil/criminal convictions will be carefully reviewed and may take longer to process.
  • An undergraduate BA or BS in Integrated/General Science or equivalent from an accredited college or university, including the following
    • Calculus-based introductory mechanics physics course with lab
    • Algebra-based electricity and magnetism with lab
    • Modern Physics
    • Inorganic Chemistry I for science majors with lab
    • Inorganic Chemistry II for science majors with lab
    • Organic Chemistry I for science majors
    • Introductory Biology I for science majors with lab
      • Cell structures and function, molecular biology, Mendelian and population genetics, evolutionary theory and ecology.
    • Introductory Biology II for science majors with lab
      • Evolutionary theory, ecology, plant physiology, development and diversity; animal physiology, development, diversity and behavior
    • Ecology
    • Earth Science for science majors with lab - Dynamic Earth Systems
    • Earth Science for science majors with lab - Earth System through time
    • Earth Science - weather, climate, and Earth Systems with lab
    • Astronomy of science majors

Department Information:

Teacher Education - College of Education

Martha Kinney-Sedgwick, Ph.D.
Department Head

313 Porter
(734) 487-3260

Department Website

Advisor Information:

Please contact Department for advisor information.

Degree Requirements: 37-38 hours