• Program Overview

    Program Overview

    Taking on the responsibility of molding young minds and future generations is no small feat. It requires preparing for all of the challenges the classroom environment can bring. Even though you may be an expert in math or science, becoming an effective educator requires more than extensive knowledge of a subject. The online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Stevenson University Online will prepare adult learners for the classroom through a combination of online instruction and full-time classroom teaching experience. The result is a MAT degree that will open new career opportunities in the world of education, placing you in a position to lead the young learners of tomorrow on their journey to greater knowledge. 

    Complete Education

    Stevenson University Online’s Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for math and science baccalaureate degree graduates who possess a desire to teach and a passion for inspiring a new generation of learners. Graduates of the MAT online program 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, professionals will be well-versed in the integrative and collaborative inquiry-based practices of STEM teaching and learning.

    Stevenson University Online offers the Master of Arts in Teaching online courses as cohort program in which students start in either the fall or spring semesters. They follow the same sequential course track to graduate as a group, working together as they learn. Courses are offered in 8-week sessions and concentrate on areas including STEM curriculum principles, special education, literary strategies, and the psychology and development of adolescents. Stevenson University’s educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

    MAT Content Areas

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth/Space Science
    • Physical Science
    • Physics
    • Mathematics 

    Certificate Option 

    Stevenson also offers an 18-credit online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Secondary STEM Teaching and Learning for current middle or high school math and science teachers.

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application
    • Completion of bachelor’s degree in a science or math discipline from a regionally accredited institution
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee
    • 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
    Tuition Per Credit $495.00 Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    $1,485.00
    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 
    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 6-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable. 
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Cindy Appleby (2014)
    Adjunct Instructor, Graduate 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, Graduate Education
    B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County

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

    Robert Jackson (2017)
    Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Education
    B.S., Stevenson University
    M.S., Stevenson University
    MAT, Stevenson University

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

    Amy Parlette (2017)
    Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Education
    B.S., University of Maryland College Park
    M.S., Johns Hopkins University
    Ph.D., Capella University

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

  • Courses

    Courses

    The Master of Arts in Teaching is an online, 33-credit hour program.

    • 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*

    *Must be completed in a secondary (7-12) classroom.