Dec 03, 2023
Total Hours Required for Degree: 36
The Secondary Education Grades 6-12 [Biology], MAT program leads to initial teacher certification, accepts students only in the fall semester, and is only offered 100% online. All teacher education preparation requirements must be satisfied for this degree (see Teacher Education Preparation Portals ).
By meeting the general requirements for admission to the William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies and the following prerequisites, applicants can enroll in Portal I courses:
- Possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a USDOE-approved institutional accreditor; and
- Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 at the time of baccalaureate degree conferral.
In order to be formally admitted into the Master of Arts in Teaching program and progress into Portal II courses, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Pass the content-specific examinations in the content area(s) in which they intend to teach:
|Content Area||Praxis Exam|
|Biology||Biology: Content Knowledge (#5236)|
|Business||Business Education: Content Knowledge (#5101)|
|Chemistry||Chemistry: Content Knowledge (#5246)|
|Chinese||Chinese (Mandarin): World Language (#5665)|
|English||English Language Arts: Content and Analysis (#5039)|
|Environmental Science||In lieu of exam, 31 hours in content area|
|French||French: World Language (#5174)|
|Latin||In lieu of exam, 31 hours in content area|
|Mathematics||Mathematics: Content Knowledge (#5165)|
|Social Studies||Social Studies: Content and Interpretation (#5086)|
|Spanish||Spanish: World Language (#5195)|
- Complete, report, and submit all requirements of the EDUC 599 packet, including the Praxis content exam scores. The packet must be completed prior to the semester in which the candidate is enrolled in EDUC 599. A prescription plan for the practitioner license (PL) will be provided after the EDUC 599 packet is approved.
The Secondary Education Grades 6-12 [Biology], MAT program does not accept applicants on a conditional basis.
Term 1: Fall - 8 hours
Note: EDUC 525 requires 10 field experience hours, and EDUC 583 requires 20 field experience hours.
Term 2: Spring - 6 hours
Note: EDUC 590 requires 20 field experience hours, and EDUC 624 requires 15 field experience hours.
Term 3: Summer - 6 hours
Note: EDTC 638 and EDUC 657 require 10 field experience hours each.
Term 4: Fall - 9 hours
Note: EDUC 654 requires 10 field experience hours, EDUC 681 requires 20 field experience hours, and (EDUC 666S requires a minimum of 60% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 6-12 classroom in the area of certification completing residency hours, or EDUC 676S requires 100% of the instructional week in a grade 6-12 classroom in the area of certification as the teacher of record).
Term 5: Spring - 7 hours
Note: SPED 681 requires 25 field experience hours, and (EDUC 667S requires 80% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 6-12 classroom in the area of certification completing residency hours, or EDUC 677S requires 100% of the instructional week in a grade 6-12 classroom in the area of certification as the teacher of record).
Students enrolled in EDUC 666E, EDUC 666S, EDUC 667E, EDUC 667S, EDUC 676E, EDUC 676S, EDUC 677E, or EDUC 677S are considered full-time students in the fall and spring semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services (SEVIS) reporting.
- At least one-half of the total number of credit hours required for a graduate degree, excluding credit for thesis, must be at the 600 level.
- Credits applied must be earned within 6 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
- No grade below C and not more than 6 credit hours of C work can be applied toward the degree.
- Only transfer credits with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the degree.
- All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Graduate School Regulations page.