College of Education and Health Professions
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Education and Health Professions and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Master of Arts in Teaching
Secondary Biology Education

Area 1 Foundations Required Hours: 10
EDCI 6226 Instructional Applications
EDCI 6227 Foundations of Education: Human Development, Motivation & Learning
EDCI 6228 Special Education
EDCI 6796 Introduction to American Education and Teaching Profession

Area 2 Teaching Field Studies Required Hours: 8
EDSE 6135 Curriculum and Methods in Secondary Science
EDUT 6105 Technology Infusion
EDCI 6456 Middle Grades and Secondary Practicum

Area 3 Professional Practice Required Hours: 8-12
EDCI 6698 Teaching Internship (2 semesters - 6 hrs)
OR
EDCI 6485 Student Teaching (one semester - 10 hrs)

EDUF 6125 Classroom Management

Area 4 Advanced Studies Required Hours: 17
EDCI 6158 Trends and Issues in Middle and Sec Education
EDCI 6255 Teacher Inquiry and Investigation

EDUF 6116 Research Methods
BIOL 5515G Selected Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 5525G Selected Topics in Organismic Biology
BIOL 5535G Selected Topics in Ecological and Evolutionary Biology

Total Required Hours: 43-47

Note: A minimum of 25 semester hours of approve science coursework is required for admission to the MAT program. Additional hours (3-15) of science coursework may be required depending on content background. Prospective students who do not have a degree in science must request a transcript evaluation and meet with the program coordinator to determine content courses needed for certification. Teacher candidates must demonstrate proficiency in the areas of core and advanced principles in a science content area, laboratory experimentation and methods, and related science area competencies.