The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) is a program offered through The Citadel’s Zucker Family School of Education. It is designed for students seeking initial teacher certification in the field of Biology.
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Course Requirements for Master of Arts in Teaching – Biology Prerequisite: Human Growth and Development – PSYC 500 (or verifiable undergraduate preparation in psychology).
Biology Content Area Required CoursesNote: At least 3 of the course requirements listed below must be successfully completed on the graduate level.
Anthropology ANTH 201or ANTH202 orANTH501
Biology Survey BIOL 101 with BIOL 111 and BIOL 102 with BIOL 112 or BIOL 130 with BIOL 131 and BIOL 140 and BIOL 141
Cell Biology with lab BIOL 205 or BIOL 612
Chemistry with lab CHEM 103 with CHEM 113 and CHEM 104 with CHEM 114 or CHEM 151 with CHEM 161 and CHEM 152 with CHEM 162
Ecology with lab BIOL 406 or BIOL 506
Evolution BIOL 208 or BIOL 601
Genetics with lab BIOL 308 or BIOL 508
Geology with lab GEOL 201 and 211, GEOL 202 and 212
1 course for High School Certification 2 courses recommended for Middle School Certification
Anatomy/Physiology with lab BIOL 403 or BIOL 414 or BIOL 502 or BIOL 317 with 327 or BIOL 318 with BIOL 328
Introduction to Physics with lab PHYS 203 and PHYS 253 or PHYS 204 and PHYS 254 or PHYS 221 and PHYS 271 or PHYS 222 and PHYS 272
1 course is required, 2 are recommended
Microbiology with lab BIOL 290 or BIOL 607
Select 1 from the following: BIOL 605- Laboratory Methods in Biology BIOL 606- Field Methods in Biology BIOL 609- Seminar in Environmental Science
Required Education Courses: Integrative Foundations and Teaching in American Education Integrative Educational Psychology and the Exceptional Child Teaching Reading and Writing in Middle School and High School Content Areas through Applied Research Professional Internship
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