Biological Sciences- Master of Arts in Teaching

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513-529-8576
http://masters.df.MiamiOH.edu

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in the Biological Sciences is a part-time, non-thesis master’s program designed for formal and informal educators who already hold teaching licensure. The program is cooperatively offered by Project Dragonfly and the Department of Biology. The MAT has two main programs: the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) and the Global Field Program (GFP).  The master’s is designed to be completed in 2.5 years.

This program is not intended to lead to teacher certification. Teachers are advised to contact their individual school districts as to whether this program may qualify for salary advancement.

Biological Sciences: Master of Arts in Teaching (Project Dragonfly)

 35 Semester Hours

Students may enroll in either the Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP) or the Global Field Program (GFP).
Advanced Inquiry Program (AIP)
Required Core Courses
BIO 631Conservation Science & Community3
BIO 632Biology in the Age of Technology3
BIO 634Issues in Evolution3
BIO 636Science Leadership & Media Workshop3
BIO 639Master's Capstone: MAT2
Electives - (Include but not limited to) 121
Students may substitute one Earth Expeditions course (5 credit summer + 2 credit fall Inquiry and Action) for seven AIP W+ credit hours.)
Graduate Research (cannot exceed 10 hours)
Climate Change
Internship
Foundations of Inquiry
Master Plan in Action
Environmental Stewardship in My Community
Regional Ecology
Ecophysiology
Great Lakes Ecosystems
Animal Behavior & Conservation
Project Design & Assessment
Conservation Research at Living Collection Institutions
Independent Studies
Habitats, Adaptations, & Evolution
Plants & People
Primate Behavior & Conservation
Global Field Program (GFP)
Required Core Courses
BIO 631Conservation Science & Community3
BIO 632Biology in the Age of Technology3
BIO 634Issues in Evolution3
BIO 636Science Leadership & Media Workshop3
BIO 639Master's Capstone: MAT2
BIO 675Inquiry & Action (take three times)2, 2, 2
Electives - (Include but not limited to)
Students enroll in three of the following Earth Expeditions courses:15
Amazon: Avian & Tropical Ecology
Australia: Great Barrier Reef
Baja: Field Methods
Belize: Approaches to Environmental Stewardship
Borneo: Primate Conservation
Guyana: Local Wisdom & Conservation
Hawai'i: Saving Species
Kenya: Wildlife & People in Integrated Landscapes
Mongolia: Steppe Ecology & Civic Media
India: Species, Deities & Communities
Costa Rica: Ecology & Ecotourism
Namibia: Great Cat Conservation
Thailand: Buddhism & Conservation

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For more information about requirements, admission, and program descriptions go to https://projectdragonfly.miamioh.edu/