graduate program Science Education M.A.T.

Teacher Education in English, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Mathematics, Middle Level Education, Social Studies and Science (TEEMS) is offered through the Department of Middle and Secondary Education. The Science Education master’s is one of seven TEEMS Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree programs designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree and wish to obtain an initial teaching certification in their chosen field.


According to the National Science Teachers Association, science teachers play a critical role in educating, inspiring and guiding students to become responsible, scientifically literate citizens. If you have a passion for subjects related to biology, chemistry, earth science or physics, and you have little or no experience teaching middle or high school students, this master’s program may be right for you.

  • Provides individuals with an interest in teaching science education at the secondary level (6-12) with initial teacher certification.
  • Concentrations: Broad field science, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics.

Pre-Service Certificate

In order to qualify for a Georgia educator initial teaching certification, our program prepares students to meet the following Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements:

Students are placed in practicums (student teaching placement) at a middle school and high school, in metro Atlanta, to increase their classroom knowledge and skills. Each student is assigned a mentor teacher from the teaching staff at their practicum school, and supervised by a faculty from the Middle and Secondary Education department.

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, a science field or a related field, from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Seeking initial teaching certification in middle or secondary education
  • Desire to teach a science related course in an urban middle or high school

  • A minimum of 36 semester hours is required to receive your degree
  • 3 semesters or 1 academic year

  • Atlanta Public Schools
  • Cobb County School District
  • DeKalb County School District
  • Fulton County School District
  • Gwinnett County School District

Course Description & Classes

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