Science Education Areas- Master of Arts in Teaching

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Teacher Education
401 McGuffey Hall, 513-529-6443

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) programs combine graduate and undergraduate study and enables a student with a baccalaureate degree to earn teaching licensure and a master’s degree in approximately four or five semesters of full-time study, depending upon academic background, experience, and teaching field.

Program Requirements

Requirements consist of

  1. general requirements, common to all M.A.T. programs,
  2. content course requirements and retention requirements, specific to each licensure area and
  3. successful completion of benchmarks established for program accreditation compliance.
  4. passing score on the OAE content test for the licensure area and passing score on the OAE pedagogy test.

A student who has satisfied all or most of the content course requirements can expect to complete an M.A.T. program in four semesters or in three semesters and one summer; others can expect that additional semesters will be necessary in proportion to the number of content courses that must be satisfied.


In addition to admission requirements previously listed for all master’s programs within the department, candidates must have a baccalaureate degree.


We encourage anyone with a degree who wants to be a teacher to contact us about our MAT programs. When you are admitted to the program, you are automatically admitted to the cohort. A cohort is a group of students in a common teaching field, taking the same methods courses and student teaching in specific academic years.

A cohort is identified by its general subject area and an academic year; for example, integrated mathematics 2017-18, English language arts 2018-19, and chemistry education 2016-17 are separate cohorts. The cohort year indicates the academic year the student is scheduled for methods courses, and the following academic year when the student is scheduled for student teaching.

You should schedule a pre-application counseling appointment with the Department of Teacher Education coordinator of advising, 513-529-6443. The coordinator will examine your transcript and advise you about your application, estimate time to complete the degree, and cohort year.

General Requirements

Required courses:
EDP 601Advanced Educational Psychology3
or EDP 603 Theories of Human Learning
EDL 621Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education3
EDP 607Educational Measurement and Evaluation3
EDP 656Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities3
EDT 519ATeaching Internship-Adolescent12
EDT 521AClassroom Management in the 21st Century2
EDT/EDL 648Data-Informed Decision Making in Education3
EHS 649Action Research for Educators3
FSW 581Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-253
Choose one of these3
eLearning in K-12 Education
Diversity, Learning & Technology
Issues and Trends in Instructional Design and Technology
Take one--depending on program3
Reading in the Secondary School (Foreign Language programs only)
Integrating Literacy Across the Content Areas (Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science)
Reading Instruction for Adolescents (Language Arts only)
Total Credit Hours41

Science Programs (Seven Areas)

Subject areas available include chemistry, earth science, earth science/chemistry, life science/chemistry, life science/earth science, life science and physical science. All science areas take the following methods courses.

Program Requirements

EDT 531Adolescent Science Methods I (fall semester only)3
Take the following course in spring semester following EDT 531 with EDT 521A and EDT 546A, shown above.
EDT 532Adolescent Science Methods II3
Total Credit Hours6

Retention Requirements

Methods Checkpoint (for Admission to EDT 531 and EDT 532):
  • Admission to appropriate adolescent science cohort
  • Completion of transcript credit for a minimum of 33 science content courses
  • Content course GPA at least 2.50
  • Overall GPA at least 3.00 in all graduate content course-work of your plan of study earned at Miami
Supervised Teaching Checkpoint (for Admission to EDT 519A):
  • Admission to appropriate adolescent science cohort
  • Completion of EDT 531EDT 532, and the Adolescent Field Block courses
  • Completion of 47 science credits
  • Content course GPA at least 2.50
  • Overall GPA at least 3.00 in all graduate content course-work in your plan of study earned at Miami
  • Completion of the OAE content test

Visit the EDT website to see the science plans of study:

For additional information, please contact the Director of Graduate Studies.