Mar 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 

Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Integrated Science Concentration (MAT-ED SIS)

The Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary Integrated Science Concentration is a 37-38 hour program leading to initial teaching certification in Integrated Science grades 6-12. The program is intended for students with a BA or BS in Integrated/General Science or an equivalent degree who wish to earn teacher certification with the State of Michigan.

Program Admission

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
  • 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;
  • 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:

Physics & Astronomy

  • Modern Physics; Astronomy for Science Majors; Calculus-based Introductory Mechanics Physics Course with Lab; Algebra-based Electricity and Magnetism with Lab


  • 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

  • Earth Science for Science Majors with Lab - Dynamic Earth Systems; Earth Science for Science Majors with Lab (earth systems through time); Earth Science (weather, climate, and earth systems with Lab)

Department Information

Teacher Education, College of Education

Wendy Burke, Ph.D. | Department Head (Interim) | 313 Porter | 734.487.3260 |

Advisor Information

Molly Thornbladh | 206 Porter | 734.487.1416 |

Degree Requirements: 37-38 hours