MAT - Secondary Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics Program Requirements

All MAT candidates must complete the following coursework and meet MDSE requirements for initial certification as identified below:

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 of Teaching in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics with a STEM focus I

ED 645

Methods and Technologies of Teaching in Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics with a STEM focus II

ED 701

Issues in STEM Education*

ED 710

Teaching Internship

Residency Requirement*

Stevenson's MAT program includes mandatory onsite weekend residencies in ED 510 and ED 701. The first residency in ED 510 serves to establish a connected community of learners and the second residency in ED 701 provides a forum for reflecting on the candidate's teaching practice. The interpersonal relationship developed as part of the cohort enhance the academic learning and emotional well-being of the adult learner. The residency is an essential part of building that community. Residencies are scheduled on a Friday evening through Saturday afternoon at the Owings Mills Campus of Stevenson University. Attendance is mandatory for the full period of the residency. Candidates may engage in seminars, workshops, candidate led discussions and presentations during residency.

MSDE requirements for initial certification:

  • Successful completion of Stevenson University's Maryland Approved MAT program.
  • Qualifying scores on Praxis® Core (basic skills) & Praxis® II content knowledge and pedagogy assessments.
  • Successful completion of 100-day teaching internship in the candidate's area of certification.