The MAT - Secondary Biology Concentration is a full-time, 43 credit hour program, which leads to initial teaching certification in high school biology and an endorsement to science in grades 6-8. The program is designed for qualified students to begin in the Spring semester and finish at the end of the following Summer semester. The program is intended for students with a BA or BS in biology or a biology-related field who wish to earn a State of Michigan teacher certificate.
The following are qualifications for admission to the MAT - Secondary Biology Concentration Program:
An undergraduate degree in biology or a biology-related field from an accredited college or university;
A minimum of 28 semester hours in biology coursework is required and must include the following:
Two semesters of Introductory Chemistry;
One semester of Organic Chemistry;
One semester of Biochemistry (or a second semester of Organic Chemistry);
Two semesters of Introductory Physics;
One semester of Calculus or Statistics;
Minimum grade point average of 2.75 in the last half of undergraduate work;
Two letters of recommendation, including one from a college professor;
Pass on all sections of the MTTC Basic Skills Test;
Attendance of a MAT orientation meeting and completion of an on-demand writing assessment;
And a signed statement regarding civil/criminal conviction(s).