Northern Arizona University

Teaching Science with Certification

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The Master of Arts in Teaching—Science (MAT-S) degree for certification is a challenging program that prepares science teachers for teaching in grades 6-12 and emphasizes the development of a teacher’s ability to develop research-based teaching strategies that make science accessible to learners. Specific attention is directed at the interaction of schools, learners, pedagogy, subject matter, and curriculum. The program is unique in that it focuses solely on science education and includes ongoing practicum experiences in local schools. This allows you to be in a supportive cohort of high-achieving science peers taught by faculty who specialize and conduct research in science education. We strive to provide a cutting-edge, high-quality program that will utilize and build upon your science knowledge and experiences to become an innovative middle or high school teacher. The program is designed to be completed in three semesters. Applications are accepted from January 15th through July 1st for admission to the summer semester. The cohort program begins in August of each year.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Ron Gray
Assistant Professor and Graduate Coordinator
Northern Arizona University

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