MAT - Secondary Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics Program Description

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a STEM focus prepares candidates for initial certification in secondary education (grades 7-12) in the areas of biology, chemistry and mathematics. The program is designed for recent graduates and career changers in the STEM fields who desired to enter the teaching profession. The program focuses on a STEM approach to teaching and learning that prepares graduates to engage learners in collaborative, innovative, and project-based learning for solving real world problems.

Stevenson's MAT program is delivered in an online cohort format that maximizes flexibility for working adults. Course content is facilitated by seasoned educational professionals through engaging online activities. Current and innovative educational technologies are embedded into course content to prepare candidates to meet the needs of the 21th century learner. Through authentic field experiences and a teaching internship, candidates gain the knowledge, skills, and disposition to engage and inspire learners.

Candidates who successfully complete the MAT program, including achieving qualifying scores on Praxis® Core (or meeting the qualifying scores on either Praxis® I, SAT, ACT, or GRE) and Praxis® II, are eligible for teaching certification in Maryland and in states with reciprocal agreements with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) in the area of secondary biology, secondary chemistry or secondary mathematics. Stevenson University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and approved by MSDE.