Program Details

M.A.T. degree program: earth science teacher (grades 7-12)
HEGIS code 1917.01
NYS SED program code 33640 (Concentration A); 33641 (Concentration B)

Program Heads

Name
Title
Phone
Email
Office Hours
Miele, Eleanor Program Adviser 718-951-5061 2606 James Hall seedinfo @ brooklyn.cuny.edu;
emiele @ brooklyn.cuny.edu
call/email for appointment
Powell, Wayne Department Chair, Program Adviser 718-951-5416 3137 Ingersoll Hall seedinfo @ brooklyn.cuny.edu;
wpowell @ brooklyn.cuny.edu
call/email for appointment

 

Admission Requirements

Department Earth And Environmental Sciences
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.
TOEFL (paper, computer, internet) 650, 280, 114
Examinations

 

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Matriculation requirements
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Each candidate will be evaluated individually. Based upon this evaluation and 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 Head of middle school science education. Applicants to Concentration A must have completed a minimum of six credits in earth and environmental science or in cognate sciences including chemistry and physics. Applicants to Concentration B must have completed a minimum of 9 credits in earth science and six credits in cognate sciences including chemistry and physics. Students deficient in science credits may be accepted on condition that they complete additional coursework as recommended by the Program Head of middle school science education.

This program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching Earth Science, and a New York State Professional Teaching Certificate in Adolescent Science Education with a specialization in earth science in grades 7-12.

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.

International applicants for whom English is a second language are required to pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500 650 on the paper based test or 280 on the computer based test or 61 114 on the internet based test to be considered for matriculation.

General matriculation and admission requirements of the Division of Graduate Studies are in the "Admission" section.

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Degree requirements
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Thirty to thirty-three credits are required for the degree depending on the applicants' previous coursework, teaching experience and the certificates the applicant holds.

Concentration (A): 30 credits (for in-service teachers)
This program leads to a New York State Professional Teaching Certificate in Adolescent Earth Science and General Science Education for in-service science teachers. Applicants must hold a New York State Initial Certification in classroom teaching and a minimum of six credits in earth and environmental science or in cognate sciences including chemistry and physics.
The following required courses: Earth Science and Environmental Science 7013T, 7040T, 7044T, and either 7006T or 7042T. Twelve additional credits in Earth Science and Environmental Science numbered 7000T or higher, or 7100 or higher with permission of the chairperson. Secondary Education 7340T and one of the following courses Secondary Education 7311T, 7305T, 7326T or 7320T.

Concentration (B): 30-36 credits (for pre-service teachers)
This option leads to both New York State Initial and Professional Teaching Certificates for pre-service science teachers. Applicants must have completed a minimum of 9 credits in Earth science and six credits in cognate sciences including chemistry and physics. Fifteen credits in Earth and Environmental Sciences numbered 7000T or higher, or 7100 or higher with permission of the chairperson. All of the following courses in education: Secondary Education 7500X, 7503X, 7312T or 7311T, 7320T, 7671T, and 7340T.

Other requirements that must be met include 100 hours of field experience, 40 days or 300 hours of student teaching at appropriate grade levels (Secondary Education 7332T and 7542T) or one year of full-time teaching at the appropriate subject area at appropriate grade level, completed study at the college level of a foreign language, and any additional New York State requirements.

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