M.A.T. degree program in adolescence science education (grades 7-12)
HEGIS code 0834.00
NYS SED program code 32663 (Concentration A); 32662 (Concentration B)

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Alexakos, Konstantinos Program Head 718 951 5000 x 3869 2617 James Hall alexakosk @ brooklyn.cuny.edu Call/Email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Education, Secondary Education
Fall Application Deadline May 15th - rolling admission
Spring Application Deadline November 15th - rolling admission
Supporting Documents for Matriculation:
Submit to the Office of Admissions official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, two letters of recommendation, resume, a brief biographical statement of 500 to 1,000 words describing your reasons for pursuing the specific graduate program to which you are applying and your future professional goals. Interview with department. The same requirements apply to non-degree applicants.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 500, 173, 61
Examinations

 

This program leads to the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree, Adolescence Science Education (7-12), with specializations for biology teacher, chemistry teacher, earth science teacher, and physics teacher.
There are two concentrations: concentration A (SED program code 32663) leads to Professional Teacher Certification only; concentration B (SED program code 32662) leads to Initial and Professional Teacher Certification.
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Matriculation requirements
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Applicants must submit two appropriate letters of recommendation and are interviewed.
Applicants to concentration A must submit scores on the Content Specialty Test (CST) in the discipline of specialization and a copy of their NYS teacher certification. Applicants must have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.00. A minimum grade point average of 3.00 in graduate courses is required to maintain matriculation.
Concentration A requires a New York State Initial Certificate in Adolescence Science Education in a content area or its equivalent for admission. Concentration B (pre-service) requires student teaching and is for applicants without NYS certification but possessing 30 or more credits in the discipline of certification.
Each student is evaluated individually based upon prior experiences. Based upon this evaluation and the current certification requirements of the New York State Education Department, courses in education or another department may be substituted for required courses with permission of the program coordinator. For transfer credits see the section, "Rules about transfer courses and credits," in the Graduate Bulletin for more updated and complete information.
International applicants whose first language is not English and who did not receive the equivalent of a four-year U.S. undergraduate education from an institution where English is the official language of instruction, must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and arrange to have official score reports sent to the Office of Admissions. See the section, "Additional admission requirements for students with international credentials," in the Graduate Bulletin or the program web page for more updated and complete information on minimum passing score requirements. At the discretion of the program, additional English courses may be required as a condition for admission.
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Degree requirements
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Thirty-three to 37 credits are required for the degree depending on the applicant's previous coursework, teaching experience, and the certificate(s) the applicant holds. Each candidate will be evaluated individually and a program of study will be prescribed. In addition, students must complete a research project under advisement of a faculty member in Secondary Education 7321T.

Concentration (A): 33 credits (for in-service teachers)
HEGIS code: 0834.00; SED program code 32663
This concentration leads to a New York State Professional Teaching Certificate in Adolescence Science Education (7-12), with specializations in either biology teacher, chemistry teacher, earth science teacher, or physics teacher. Applicants must hold a New York State Initial Teaching Certificate in Adolescence Science Education in a content area or its equivalent.
Students electing this concentration must complete the following requirements:
Secondary Education 7325X, 7671X, 7314X, 7320T, 7315X, 7324X, 7321T, and six (6) credits in science content and six (6) elective credits in Education or science, including general science, to be determined in consultation with and approval of the head of the program in adolescence science education.

Concentration (B): 37 credits (for pre-service teachers)
HEGIS code: 0834.00; SED program code 32662
This concentration leads to both New York State Initial and Professional Teaching Certification in Adolescence Science Education (7-12), with specializations in either biology teacher, chemistry teacher, earth science teacher, or physics teacher, and is designed for candidates who do not have Initial New York State Teaching Certification in Science.
Students electing this concentration must complete the following requirements:
Secondary Education 7325X, 7671X, 7314X, 7320T, 7315X, 7324X, 7321T, 7380T, 7381T, 7383T, 7542T, 7543T and six (6) credits in science content, including general science, to be determined in consultation with and approval of the head of the program in adolescence science education.