Master of Arts in Teaching
Be the spark that ignites students' learning in STEM.
Stevenson’s new Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Secondary Biology, Chemistry, or Mathematics with a STEM focus is designed for career changers and recent science and math baccalaureate degree graduates who have a desire to inspire and empower a new generation of learners in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.
There are current and future critical needs for highly qualified teachers in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). Stevenson is poised to meet this need through its innovative MAT program. As a graduate of this program, you will meet all Maryland initial certification requirements for teaching biology, chemistry, or mathematics at the middle and high school levels (grades 7-12) and be well-versed in STEM education. STEM education is an approach to learning that integrates the content and practices of the science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines to engage students in inquiry, logical reasoning, collaboration, and investigation for solving real world challenges.
Through online coursework, face-to-face residencies, and classroom field experiences, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be a successful STEM teacher. Integrating theory and practice, the sequence of courses provides a strong foundation in adolescent development; curriculum planning; instructional design; assessment; and methods and technologies for teaching science and math. Designed for the working professional, this online part-time program can be completed within two years, includes two summer residencies and a full-time teaching internship in the last semester.
Stevenson’s MAT is an online 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 accelerated 8-week sessions with cohorts starting in the summer (June) and spring (January) semesters. The June cohort is a part-time 22-month program, and the January cohort is a more accelerated 15-month option. 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 Course Sequence Chart.
- ED 510 Psychology and Development of Adolescents
- ED 605 Curriculum Principles and Practice
- ED 615 Principles of Assessment
- ED 620 Reading in the STEM Content Areas Part I
- ED 625 Reading in the STEM Content Areas Part II
- ED 630 Principles of Special Education
- ED 640 Methods and Technologies Technologies of Teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics with a STEM focus I
- ED 645 Methods and Technologies of Teaching Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics with a STEM focus II
- ED 701 Issues in Education
- ED 710 MAT Internship
- Completed online application
- Official transcripts from each college or university attended verifying completion of baccalaureate degree in a science or math discipline from a regionally accredited institution
- Analysis of transcripts to determine if all required content coursework has been met to satisfy field of licensure (biology, chemistry, or mathematics) requirements
- Passing score on PRAXIS I, GRE, SAT, or ACT according to MSDE certification criteria.
- Two letters of recommendation – professional or academic
- An admission interview is required for the 15-month accelerated program.
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)
- A one-semester full-time teaching internship
- 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
Anne P. Davis, Associate Dean of GPS Teacher Education
D.M., University of Maryland, University College
M.S., Cornell University
B.S., Virginia Tech
Tuition & Fees
Tuition & Fees
Part-time tuition (per credit): $475