MAT in Science Education
Boston University’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Science Education prepares you for your initial teacher licensure in the State of Massachusetts and further strengthens your chosen subject matter field. The degree not only leads to initial teacher licensure, but also fulfills the course subject matter knowledge requirement necessary for professional licensure in the state of Massachusetts. For more information about teacher licensure, visit the Information for Licensure section of our website.
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The program is designed to prepare effective science educators through coursework and field-based experiences that are consistent with our mission to graduate effective and confident science educators. We emphasize teaching linguistically, culturally, and economically diverse learners. Our faculty will guide you to develop and practice techniques that will engage your students in the learning process, allowing young learners to experience science actively, and develop reflective practices that inspire scientific thinking and ways of knowing.
Our program works closely in collaboration with departments in the College of Arts and Sciences to provide students with a curriculum that addresses professional education, content fields, and authentic field experiences in the classroom. Our work across departments has resulted in the 5+ Club award from the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC), a joint project of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT).
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Donald A. DeRosa, Clinical Associate Professor, Program Director for Science Education, Director of Boston University School of Medicine CityLab and MobileLab
Ellen E. Faszewski, Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Clinical Professor
Peter Garik, Clinical Associate Professor
Eve Manz, Assistant Professor
Thomas J. McKenna, Lecturer
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Students who are admitted into BU Wheelock routinely participate in field experiences as a part of their respective program curriculum and requirements. Most field sites require criminal background checks to determine students’ eligibility for participation. History of a criminal background may disqualify students from participating in these required experiences, which in turn may impede the successful completion of one’s degree program