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Passionate about physics? Biology? Astronomy? Chemistry? Whether you’re interested in environmental science or nuclear energy, science teachers are the people who open young minds to the possibilities that later turn into advancements in everything from medicine to technology. You can make a difference as a science teacher!

The Science – Secondary Education Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) provides the opportunity for students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a science concentration to gain knowledge about teaching as a profession. Teaching entails more than extensive knowledge in  a scientific discipline; the MAT provides foundational experience and knowledge about assessing students, designing curriculum and working with parents, staff and students to promote learning. The program explores methodologies for overcoming obstacles to learning and adapting lessons to suit the needs of the student population. Graduates of the program are ready to teach science at the secondary school level.

Typical Employers

Work in secondary science education includes employment for informal science educators as well. These educators typically find employment with:

  • Science centers
  • Nature centers
  • Museums
  • Science outreach programs

Job Titles

The Science – Secondary Education MAT program provides the knowledge needed to pursue science teaching careers. Our graduates often find career advancement in the following positions:

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