The M.A.T. major in Science Education provides initial teacher certification for individuals with an interest in teaching Science at the secondary level (grades 6-12).
Participants in the Science Education program must choose an area of concentration. Available areas are: Broad Field Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics.
All applicants must meet the basic requirements for admission in the graduate program of the College of Education
In addition to the basic requirements the following is required for the MAT in Science Education program:
Undergraduate degree in Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Engineering. Coursework must have included 24 hours of upper division courses in Science.
Program Degree Requirements for M.A.T. in Science Education
Professional Studies (12)
Select one (3):
EPRS 7900 Methods of Research in Education (3)
EPRS 7910 Action Research (3)
Select one (3):
EPSF 7100 Critical Pedagogy (3)
EPSF 7110 Multicultural Education (3)
EPSF 7120 Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (3)
EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners (3)
Select One (3):
EDSC 8430 The Nature of Science (3)
IT 7360 Integrating Technology in School-Based Learning Environments (3)
TSLE 7440 Methods and Materials for Bilingual/English as a Second Language Teacher (3)
Teaching Field/Major (24)
EDCI 6600 Introduction to Secondary Teaching (3)
EDSC 6550 Principles of Science Instruction (3)
EDSC 7550 Theory and Pedagogy of Science Instruction (3)
Select Advanced Studies (15): In consultation with their advisory committee, the students select coursework numbered 6000 or higher related to science education. The coursework should lead to the development of an understanding of the history, philosophy, conceptual underpinnings, and applications of science education. Students in this program will be prepared to teach in broad field science or in one of the science specialties of biology, chemistry, earth/space science and physics in grades 6-12. The student's advisory committee will approve the student's planned program of study for either the broad field science preparation or preparation inn on one of the specialties of biology, chemistry, earth/space science and physics after a transcript analysis of previous work and consultation with the student.
EDCI 7660 Practicum I (3)
EDCI 7670 Practicum II (3)
EDCI 7680 Practicum III (3)
Program total: minimum of 45 semester hours
Students in this program will be eligible to be recommended for Georgia initial certification after earning passing scores on the GACE Basic Skills Assessment and GACE Content Assessments for licensure in Science or in their specialty area and successfully completing:
1. All content courses recommended for the students by MSIT and Arts and Sciences faculty upon the students' admission to the program;
2. Students must complete EXC 4020 Characteristics and Instructional Strategies for Students with Disabilities (3) or its equivalent to be eligible for recommendation for certification in addition to the program of study requirements;
3. EPY 7080 The Psychology of Learning and Learners (3)
4. EDCI 6600 Introduction to Secondary Teaching (3), EDCI 7660 Practicum I (3), EDCI 7670 Practicum II (3), EDCI 7680 Practicum III (3), EDSC 6550 Principles of Science Instruction (3), EDSC 7550 Theory and Pedagogy of Science Instruction (3)
5. Successful presentation of a professional portfolio.
Program Coordinator: Dr. Ollie Manley, 404-413-8421 , firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional program information contact the initial TEEMS advisor at 404-413-8060 or email TEEMS@gsu.edu .
For information about our GSU/TFA Collaborative Program please see http://coe.gsu.edu/tfa.