STEM Education, M.A.T. with Certification
Shippensburg University's STEM Education, M.A.T. with Certification program allows you to earn a master's degree in 18 months through both online and face-to-face class meetings.
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What Will I Learn?
You will learn STEM-specific teaching skills and background knowledge leading to initial teacher licensure in Pennsylvania as well as a master's degree. The courses focus on:
- STEM-specific educational history and philosophy
- Methods in action research
- Instructional design and technology
- Accommodations to include all learners in instruction
Student teaching takes place in the final semester.
What are the requirements for this degree?
You must already hold a four-year STEM degree from an accredited institution and have passed the subject-area PRAXIS II examination for your primary discipline.
During the program, you will complete a sequence of six courses to teach research-based principles grounded in education with a specific class focused on your certification area followed by a 12-week student teaching practicum. You will also complete and present a research project and comprehensive teaching portfolio.
The Graduate Catalog provides details about program requirements.
What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?
Secondary (grades 7-12) STEM teachers are some of the most in-demand teachers in Pennsylvania and across the country. Many of our students secure long-term substitute teaching positions during the program due to the high demand for their skills.
What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have on Campus?
The first 12 months of this 18-month cohort program can be completed while maintaining full employment. The program is delivered in a blended format with much of the content being completed online and periodic face-to-face meetings. You will be assigned a mentor teacher in a regional classroom for field experiences and student teaching.