MAT - Secondary Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics Prerequisite Requirements

All Applicants must:

  • Complete the online Graduate Application.
  • Complete a Bachelor’s Degree in a science or mathematics discipline from an accredited institution.
  • Provide transcripts of all previous college-level and graduate level course-work.
    • Official transcripts must come in a sealed envelope directly from the institution. If a student receives the transcripts, the student must keep the envelope sealed and deliver the transcripts directly to the admissions office.
    • If the transcripts are from an institution located outside of the United States, transcripts will need to be evaluated by either WES or AACRAO.
  • Attain a cumulative GPA in past academic work of no less than 3.0 on a four-point scale.
  • Provide two letters of recommendation from professional colleagues.
  • Successfully complete Praxis I (PPST) or achieve the qualifying SAT, GRE, or ACT scores.

Additional Requirements for Fields of Licensure:

Biology

  • Completion of 32 semester hours, of which 20 semester hours must be at the upper division, with a grade of C or higher, as follows:
    • 8 semester hours of introductory coursework in Biology
    • 4 semester hours of Chemistry
    • 4 semester hours of Earth/Space Science
    • 4 semester hours of Physics
    • 4 semester hours of research in Biology
    • 4 semester hours of Calculus
    • 4 semester hours of Statistics
  • Completion of Advanced Competencies in Biology (usually 3rd or 4th year courses) in the following areas:
    • Genetics
    • Ecology
    • Molecular Biology
    • Evolution or Evolutionary Biology

Chemistry

  • Completion of 32 semester hours, of which 20 semester hours must be at the upper division, with a grade of C or higher, as follows:
    • 8 semester hours of introductory coursework in Chemistry
    • 4 semester hours of Biology
    • 4 semester hours of Earth/Space Science
    • 4 semester hours of Physics
    • 4 semester hours of research in Chemistry
    • 4 semester hours of Calculus
    • 4 semester hours of Statistics
  • Completion of Advanced Competencies in Chemistry (usually 3rd or 4th year courses) in the following areas:
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Biochemistry

Mathematics

  • Completion of 32 semester hours, of which 20 semester hours must be at the upper division, with a grade of C or higher, in the field of Mathematics
  • Completion of Mathematics Competencies in the following areas:
    • Number and Operation
    • Algebra
    • Geometries
    • Calculus
    • Discrete mathematics
    • Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
    • Measurement