STEM Education, MAT with Certification
Shippensburg University’s STEM Education MAT with certification program allows you to earn a master’s degree in 18 months through both online and face-to-face class meetings. This program is offered by the Teacher Education Department, which boasts a rich history of preparing teachers in the region and programs accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
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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.
An interdisciplinary, hands-on educational approach
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
The first twelve months can be completed while maintaining full employment.
What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?
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.
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.
STEM Education, M.A.T with Certification Degree Plan
Full-Time (30 Credits)
Fall Semester: 6 Credits
- STEM 510 - Foundations of STEM Education in the United States Credits: 3
- STEM 520 - Research & Contemporary Issues in STEM Ed Credits: 3
Winter Term: 3 Credits
Spring Semester: 3 Credits
Summer Term: 6 Credits
- STEM 560 - Accommodating all Students in STEM Education Credits: 3
- SCED 550 - Safety and Welfare in Science Education Credits: 3
Fall Semester: 12 Credits
Planning Notes for all students:
- 30 total credits required
- Students can begin in any semester or term, including, fall, spring, winter or summer.
- Students can take elective courses in any semester or term.
- Students can take core courses in any semester or term.
- The above sequence is for illustrative purposes only. Students can tailor their program to their individual needs.