Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Teaching Science with Certification, Master of Arts in Teaching


Academic Information

This plan is not accepting students. Please contact the Center for Science Teaching & Learning (928-523-7160 or cstl@nau.edu) for information on when enrollment for the plan will open.
 

The Masters of Art in Teaching Science (MAT-S) program is a challenging Master's program that prepares science teachers for teaching in grades 7-12 and emphasizes the development of a teacher’s ability to develop research-based teaching strategies that make science accessible to learners. Specific attention is directed at the interaction of schools, learners, pedagogy, subject matter and curriculum. The program is unique in that it focuses solely on science education. This allows you to be in a supportive cohort of high-achieving science peers taught by faculty who specialize and conduct research in science education. We strive to provide a cutting-edge, high-quality program that will utilize and build upon your science knowledge and experiences to become an innovative middle or high school teacher. The program is designed for students with strong undergraduate preparation in the sciences seeking certification to teach biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, or general sciences at the secondary (middle and high school) level.  
 
This program is nationally recognized by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). 

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Teaching Science with Certification, Master of Arts in Teaching


Careers

What Can I Do with a Master of Arts in Teaching Science with Certification?

This degree is designed for individuals who already have a degree in a science or related field and are interested in teaching science at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). Coursework for this program is available at the Flagstaff Mountain campus.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Teaching Science with Certification, Master of Arts in Teaching


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Teaching Science with Certification, Master of Arts in Teaching


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program are expected to demonstrate content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills needed to teach science (biology, chemistry, general science, earth science, physics) in secondary schools. Practicum fieldwork in secondary schools as well as student teaching in secondary schools is required components of this program, along with graduate-level coursework that is geared toward the career-changing adult.

Minimum Units for Completion 35
Additional Admission Requirements Admission requirements over and above admission to NAU are required.
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Required
Arizona Certification/Endorsement Prepares student for Arizona Certification and/or Endorsement.
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching is required.
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Purpose Statement

The Master of Arts is a challenging program that prepares science teachers for teaching in grades 7-12 and emphasizes the development of a teacher’s ability to develop research-based teaching strategies that make science accessible to learners. Specific attention is directed at the interaction of schools, learners, pedagogy, subject matter and curriculum. The program is unique in that it focuses solely on science education. This allows you to be in a supportive cohort of high-achieving science peers taught by faculty who specialize and conduct research in science education. We strive to provide a cutting-edge, high-quality program that will utilize and build upon your science knowledge and experiences to become an innovative middle or high school teacher. The program is designed for students with strong undergraduate preparation in the sciences seeking certification to teach biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, or general sciences at the secondary (middle and high school) level.

Student Learning Outcomes

The Learner & Learning:

 
Content: 
Instructional Practice 
Professional Responsibility

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Teaching Science with Certification, Master of Arts in Teaching


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Master's Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Center for Science Teaching and Learning

Teaching Science with Certification, Master of Arts in Teaching


Campus Availability

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