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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

    Stevenson University's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is poised to help meet the current and future critical needs in Maryland for highly qualified teachers in the STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and math). As a graduate of the MAT program, you will meet all Maryland initial certification requirements for teaching biology, chemistry, or mathematics at the middle and high school levels and be well-versed in the integrative and inquiry-based methodologies of STEM teaching and learning.

    Stevenson’s online, part-time cohort program offers maximum flexibility for the adult learner. Course content is facilitated through engaging online instruction by seasoned educational professionals. Current and innovative educational technology tools are embedded into the coursework so that you are prepared to meet the needs of the 21st century student. Face-to-face residencies build community and encourage collaboration among you, your peers, and your professors.

    Through practical field experiences, you will connect theory with practice. As a Stevenson MAT graduate, you will gain the knowledge, skills, and disposition necessary to inspire secondary students in biology, chemistry, or math and help support Maryland’s vision of becoming a leader in STEM education.

  • Courses


    Course Schedule 2015-16

    Download the PDF below to view the courses scheduled through fall 2016.

    Course Schedule

    Stevenson’s Master of Arts in Teaching 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 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 Math and Science with a STEM Focus - I
    • ED 645 Methods and Technologies of Teaching Math and Science with a STEM Focus - II
    • ED 690 Issues in STEM Education
    • ED 710 Professional Internship
  • Admission Requirements

    Admissions Requirements

    • 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.
    • Qualifying score on PRAXIS CORE, PRAXIS I, GRE, SAT, or ACT according to MSDE certification criteria.
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic).

    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



    Anne P. Davis
    Associate Dean and Associate 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
    Adjunct Instructor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., University of North Carolina, Ashville
    M.Ed., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Sharon Bowers
    Senior STEM Education Specialist, National Institute of Aerospace
    B.A., McDaniel College
    M.Ed., McDaniel College

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

    Holly Matla
    Adjunct Instructor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., University of Toledo
    M.Ed., Bowling Green University

    Janet L. Ohlemacher
    Adjunct Professor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., Barry University
    M.S., NOVA University
    Ed.D., Cardinal Stritch University

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

  • Tuition & Fees

    Tuition & Fees

    Part-time tuition (per credit): $475
    Fees (per semester): $125

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Why Choose Stevenson?

Credits for Prior Learning

Our program helps busy adult students accelerate their degrees by obtaining credits for their previous work and life experiences.

Dedicated Career Counselor

Stevenson, known for its career focus, makes its extensive career services and training available to adult graduate and undergraduate students.

Yellow Ribbon Program

Stevenson University participates in the VA's Yellow Ribbon Program to help veterans with programs and funding to realize their educational goals.

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