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Master's in Teaching (MAT)

Educate Students in Math and Science

Inspire and engage a new generation of learners.

  • Program Overview

    Already a teacher

    Stevenson offers a Secondary STEM Teaching and Learning Certificate program for current middle or high school math and science teachers.

    Learn About Our Graduate Certificate

    Stevenson University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed for math and science baccalaureate degree graduates who have a desire to teach and a passion for inspiring a new generation of learners. MAT graduates will meet all Maryland initial certification requirements for teaching middle or high school levels (7-12) in one of six math or science content areas. Upon graduation, students will be well-versed in the integrative and collaborative inquiry-based practices of STEM teaching and learning.

    MAT Content Areas

    Biology Physical Science
    Chemistry Physics
    Earth/Space Science Mathematics

    The online, part-time cohort program offers maximum flexibility for the adult learner. Course content is facilitated through engaging online instruction by seasoned educational practitioners. Through classroom field experiences, students will have the opportunity to connect theory with practice. Students will learn how to design and deliver integrated, inquiry, and project and problem-based lessons that align with NSTA Next Gen Science Standards, NCTM Principles to Action, and Common Core State Standards.

  • Courses

    Courses

    Stevenson’s Master of Arts in Teaching is an online, 33-credit hour cohort program. A cohort model is one in which candidates begin the program at the same time and follow a sequential course track in order to graduate as a group. Cohort members build strong relationships and develop a sense of community as they engage in learning that is collaborative and team-based.

    Courses are offered in 8-week sessions with cohorts starting in the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters. In the final semester, teacher candidates complete a full-time teaching internship as a requirement of certification.  The sequence of courses for both options is listed in the Cohort Sequence Chart.

    Core Courses

    • ED 510 Psychology and Development of Adolescents
    • ED 605 STEM Curriculum Principles and Practice
    • ED 615 Principles of Assessment
    • ED 620 Literacy Strategies in the STEM Content Areas
    • ED 625 Advanced Literacy Strategies in the STEM Content Areas 
    • ED 630 Principles of Special Education
    • ED 640 Methods and Technologies of Teaching Secondary Math and Science with a STEM Focus - I
    • ED 645 Methods and Technologies of Teaching Secondary Math and Science with a STEM Focus - II
    • ED 690 Issues in STEM Education
    • ED 710 Professional Internship
  • Admission Requirements

    Admissions Requirements

    • Completion of bachelor’s degree in a science or math discipline from a regionally accredited institution
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work
    • Analysis of transcripts to determine if all required content coursework has been met to satisfy field of licensure (Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Physical Science, Physics, or Mathematics) requirements.
    • Qualifying score on PRAXIS CORE, PRAXIS I, GRE, SAT, or ACT according to MSDE certification criteria.
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
    • Personal statement.

    Prior to Teaching Internship

    • Completion of any additional undergraduate-level content coursework necessary to meet the 30-credit hour course requirements in the field of licensure 
    • Criminal background check and fingerprinting
    • Passing score on PRAXIS® II Subject Assessment for the intended area of certification (biology, chemistry, or mathematics)

    Degree Requirements

    • 100-day teaching internship that takes places across two semesters, one semester being a full-time teaching experience
    • Successful portfolio review documenting mastery of core teacher standards
    • Demonstrated competency on the Maryland Teacher Technology Standards and Maryland STEM Standards of Practice
    • Original action research project on a topic related to instructional practice
    • Minimum 3.00 GPA
    • Qualifying scores on PRAXIS® II
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Full-Time

    Anne P. Davis (2014)
    Associate Dean and Professor, Teacher Education
    B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    M.S., Cornell University
    D.M., University of Maryland, University College

    Part-time Faculty

    Cindy Appleby (2014)
    Adjunct Instructor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., University of North Carolina, Ashville
    M.Ed., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Sharon Bowers (2014)
    Senior STEM Education Specialist, National Institute of Aerospace
    B.A., McDaniel College
    M.Ed., McDaniel College
    Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Mary Carol Greenwalt (2016)
    Educational Supervisor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County

    Ann Horn (2015)
    Adjunct Instructor & Educational Supervisor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., McDaniel College
    M.Ed., American University

    D’Andrea Jacobs, NCSP (2014)
    Adjunct Professor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
    M.A., Michigan State University
    Ph.D., Michigan State University

    Andrea Lang (2015)
    Adjunct Instructor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.S., Ohio University
    M.S., Johns Hopkins University

    Holly Sobecki (2014)
    Adjunct Instructor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., University of Toledo
    M.Ed., Bowling Green University

    Stacy Zell (2014)
    Adjunct Professor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.S., University of Maryland, College Park
    Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. 

    The following reflects the total cost of a master’s degree if completing 33-credit hours. Students are eligible to transfer up to 6-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable. 

    The School of Graduate and Professional Studies has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Master’s Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Master's
    (33-Credit Hours)
    Master of Arts in Teaching $475.00 $1,425.00 $15,675.00*

    *Does not include books.

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