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Science Education - General Science

Science Education

General Science: 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 the natural sciences and / or mathematics.

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) -
Foundations in Biology II (with Lab) -
General Chemistry I (with Lab) -
General Chemistry II (with Lab) -
Organic Chemistry I -
Introduction to Physics I -
Introduction to Physics II -
Physics Laboratory -
Analytic Geometry and Calculus 1
(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 Ecology and Geology). 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. a professional career / experience as a Science Technician may be considered substantial coverage in one or more of these areas).

Prerequisite Credits
Molecular or Cellular Biology -
Environmental Biology or Ecology -
Geology -
Astronomy -

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