STEM Education, MAT with Certification

Do you have a passion for teaching science, technology, engineering, or math? Here at Shippensburg, we have a passion for teaching our students the in-demand subjects that are needed today. In Shippensburg University's STEM Education, MAT with Certification program, you earn a master's degree in 18 months through both online and face-to-face class meetings. Your passion grows and permeates into your own classroom, encouraging students to pursue their passions. Our focus is on you and the impact you can make on your community through each student you teach. Come learn with us today!

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What Will I Learn?

best masters science educationYou 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
  • Assessment
  • Accommodations to include all learners in instruction

Student teaching takes place in the final semester.

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.

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STEM Education, M.A.T with Certification Degree Plan


Full-Time (30 Credits)

First Year

Fall Semester: 6 Credits


 

Winter Term: 3 Credits


 

Spring Semester: 3 Credits


 

Summer Term: 6 Credits


 


Second Year

Fall Semester: 12 Credits


 

Planning Notes for all students:


  1. 30 total credits required
  2. Students can begin in any semester or term, including, fall, spring, winter or summer.
  3. Students can take elective courses in any semester or term.
  4. Students can take core courses in any semester or term.
  5. The above sequence is for illustrative purposes only. Students can tailor their program to their individual needs.