graduate program Science Education M.A.T.

Our science education graduate program is an M.A.T. in Science Education. It is one of seven TEEMS Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree programs. The program is for those with a bachelor’s in a science-based field who wish to get an initial teaching certification.

Science teachers play a critical role in creating science-literate citizens. According to the National Science Teachers Association, science teachers educate, inspire and guide.

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.

If you're interested in science education and teaching science at the secondary level (6-12):

  • Our science education graduate program provides initial teacher certification
  • Offers concentrations in broad field science, biology, chemistry, earth science and physics

Funding Your Education

Learn more about funding your science education graduate program:

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To qualify for a Georgia educator initial teaching certification, there are conditions. We will prepare you to meet the following Georgia Professional Standards Commission requirements:

Practicums (student teaching placement) take place at middle schools and high schools in metro Atlanta. You will gain classroom knowledge and skills. A mentor from the teaching staff at the practicum school assigned to you will help guide you. Faculty from the Middle and Secondary Education department will also supervise you.

  • 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
  • 4 semesters

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

As an initial teacher preparation program candidate, you'll need to pass an assessment. This state mandated teacher performance assessment is call edTPA. You'll take this at the end of your program for certification in Georgia.

The assessment measures your ability to help all students learn. You will need to show knowledge and skills in planning, teaching, assessing and analyzing student learning. Our candidates in secondary science all passed the most recent edTPA.

Secondary Science — 8/8

Course Description & Classes

Program of Study 

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  •     application deadlines
  •     application requirements
  •     how to apply

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