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


NEW PROGRAM: EFFECTIVE WINTER 2012

 

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.

Admission
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).