University of Pittsburgh School of Education
 

Science Education

Chemistry: Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), Instructional I Certificate, or MOSAIC

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Prerequisites

You must have the following academic and education prerequisites completed prior to beginning the program in the Fall term.

Requires a minimum of 38 credits of college-level coursework in Chemistry or related fields (e.g. Biochemistry, Geochemistry, etc.).

At least 9 credits must be upper level courses (targeted for Junior or Senior year students) and/or research internships.

Academic Prerequisites

Required Courses

Prerequisite Credits
Foundations in Biology I (with Lab) -
General Chemistry I (with Lab) -
General Chemistry II (with Lab) -
Organic Chemistry I (with lab) -
Organic Chemistry II (with Lab) -
Introduction to Physics I -
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
(not included in 38 credit total)
-
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 2
(not included in 38 credit total)
-

Additional Coursework

Evidence of coursework (or equivalent academic or professional experiences) in the following areas is also required. Please note that single courses may satisfy multiple areas, if evidence can be provided and approved (e.g. a course that substantially addressed both the areas of Physical Chemistry and Geochemistry). Independent Studies and/or Junior / Senior Seminars that substantially address any of these areas may also be submitted for potential approval. Professional and/or research experiences in these areas may also be considered (e.g. work as a Biochemist may be considered substantial coverage in one or more of these areas).

Prerequisite Credits
Analytical Chemistry or Instrumental Analysis -
Physical Chemistry -
Biochemistry, Environmental Science, or Geochemistry -

Education Prerequisites (6 credits required)

Prerequisite Credits
Foundations of Special Education
Required for all applicants
3
Teaching English Language Learners
Required for MOSAIC and MSW/CAST applicants only.
3