• Science 5-8 Licensure Requirements

    State Licensing Tests

    Basic Skills
    Pedagogy
    Science Content Knowledge

    Education Courses

    GED 7801 Intro to Advanced Teacher Thinking, 0cr
    GED 7815 Schools and Society, 4cr
    GED 7825 Educational Psychology, 4cr
    GED 7862 Education and Cultural Diversity, 4cr
    GED 7871 Teaching Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School/5-12, 4cr
    GED 7872 Exceptionality, 2cr
    GED 7867 Theory to Practice, 4cr
    GED 7879 Teaching Math and Science in the Middle and Secondary School Part I, 4cr
    GED 7874 Teaching Science in the Middle and Secondary School Part II, 4cr
    GED 7888 English Learners in the Mainstream, 2cr 
    GED 7895 Secondary Student Teaching, 6cr
    GED 0050 Student Teaching Seminar, 2 cr

    Science 5-8 Courses

    BIOL 1800 Principles of Ecology & Evolution, 4cr
    BIOL 1820 Principles of Plant and Animal Physiology, 4cr
    CHEM 1130 General Chemistry, 4cr
    CHEM 1140 General Chemistry, 4cr
    PHYS 1150/1230 General Physics I, 4cr
    PHYS 1160/1240 General Physics II, 4cr
    PHYS 1120 Astronomy, 4cr
    SCED 7205 Earth System Science for Middle School Teachers, 3cr or equivalent Physical Geology course
    MATH 1150 Pre-Calculus, 4cr

    Two options for completing your MAT degree 

    Once you've completed student teaching and seminar, choose the option that best fits your needs for degree completion.

    PLAN A – FLEXIBLE PACING, PICK THE SCHEDULE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU.

    Features: 12 credits, 3 four-credit courses
    GED 8025: Public Policy: Design and Action  (4 credits) 
    GED 8023: Capstone Practicum (4 credits) 
    GED 8495: Capstone Thesis (4 credits) or GED 8490: Capstone Project (4 credits)

    PLAN B – COHORT MODEL, ONE-YEAR COMPLETION

    Features: 12 credits, 3 four-credit courses, 3 consecutive terms 
    You choose from three content cohorts, starting in spring or fall: 
    Literacy Cohort:   Spring, Summer, Fall semesters 
    English as a Second Language Cohort:  Fall, Spring, Summer semesters 
    Science & Inquiry Cohort:  Fall, Spring, Summer semesters