What’s “inside” everything that makes up the world we know" What systems govern the structure and function of all forms of matter" Such are the questions that excite you as a scientist who studies chemistry. You want to light the fire of enthusiasm in the next generation of scientific explorers. With your undergraduate degree in chemistry or a closely related field, you can pursue your love of teaching “the central science” by studying for the M.A.T. in adolescence education: chemistry (7-12) at SUNY Cortland.
Enhance your content knowledge through graduate courses in chemistry as you immerse yourself in learning about successful classroom teaching. In your introduction to adolescence education and advanced developmental psychology, you’ll explore the nature of the adolescent learner. Through courses in literacy development, language acquisition and science teaching methodology, you’ll develop teaching strategies that work best with students whose ability, motivation and interests differ widely. In your field experiences and student teaching, you’ll work in public school science classrooms with veteran teachers who support your integration of educational theory with the best teaching practices.
In addition to fulfilling specific requirements for the degree established by the Chemistry Department, you’ll complete a culminating master’s project.
When you earn the M.A.T. in adolescence education: chemistry (7-12), you will have fulfilled the New York State Education Department’s requirements for initial certification in chemistry for grades 7-12.
At the State University of New York College at Cortland we seek a diverse and academically strong student body. Our admission policy and practice will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin or marital status.
Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
Fall semester applications: July 1
Spring semester applications: Dec. 1
Summer semester applications: April 1
Applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a space availability basis.
Please contact the Graduate Admissions Office at 607-753-4800 to check on availability.
The M.A.T. in Adolescence Education: Chemistry (7-12) is designed for applicants who have a bachelor's degree in chemistry or closely related field and who are seeking initial certification to teach chemistry in grades 7-12.A. Content
* Nine credit hours in graduate chemistryB. Pedagogy
* 36 credit hours (22 credit hours of course work plus 14 credit hours of student teaching)
To remain in the program and to be eligible to student teach, a minimum grade point average of 3.0 must be earned in three categories: overall, in graduate chemistry, and in pedagogy. Nine credit hours in graduate chemistry and 22 credit hours in pedagogy must be completed prior to student teaching. Additionally, eligibility to student teach requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 overall, in graduate chemistry, and in pedagogy during the semester immediately prior to student teaching.Total Credit Hours Required: 48
For example, completion of the following must be documented to fulfill New York State certification requirements: