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The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Science or Secondary Mathematics is a 39-semester-hour program that can be completed in 13 months and is offered in the Greenville area. It consists of online and face-to-face instruction and more than 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching.
The MAT program is a technologically rich program in which students master the fundamentals of teaching and become skilled at motivating and helping students learn either science or mathematics at deep levels. The program addresses content directly related to the secondary classroom, educational foundations and specific teaching methods that reflect current research in the field.
The program also provides the courses required for initial certification for grades 9-12 in South Carolina. The program is geared primarily toward adults with a background in science, mathematics or a related discipline who wish to change careers and enter the teaching field.Clemson University is proud to offer the National Science Foundation-funded TigersTeach Noyce Scholarship to qualified individuals. Eligible applicants entering the MAT for Secondary Science and Mathematics program can receive up to $10,000. Those interested in applying for a scholarship should contact Leigh Haltiwanger, program coordinator, to determine eligibility and admissions procedures prior to submitting an application for the MAT program. Click here for additional information regarding the Noyce Scholarship.
The optimal entry point into the MAT program is during the Summer I term with a projected graduation the following summer. The program application deadline is April 1.
To be considered for admission, individuals must complete the following requirements:
The MAT program is composed of three elements:
The discipline-specific methods courses, practicum and content literacy courses taken in the fall semester require students to complete a field experience in a local public high school, during which they spend two days per week in the assigned placement. During the spring semester, students complete a 15-week directed internship (student teaching) and a capstone seminar.
EDLT 864, 400 (Content Area Reading)
EDF 808, 400 (Tests and Measures)
EDF 690, 400 (Classroom Management)
EDSEC 861 (Methods, Science)
EDSEC 862 (Methods, Mathematics)
EDSEC 891 (Internship)
EDSEC 892 (Capstone Seminar)
BIOSC 683 (Lab. Tech. for Teachers)
EDSP 823 (Teaching Students with Individual Differences and Exceptionalities)
EDSEC 637 (Technology in Mathematics)
MTHSC 750 (Modern Algebra for Secondary Teaching)
MTHSC 738 (Modern Geometry for Secondary Teaching)
EDF 802 (Advanced Educational Psychology)
CH 671 (Teaching Chemistry)
BIOSC 843 OR BIOSC 844
Summer Session I (6 credits)
Summer Session II (6 credits)
Fall Semester (12 credits)
Spring Semester (12 credits)
Summer Session I (3 credits)
1The content area courses must be approved by the program adviser.
Total Hours: 39
Download Program Handbook.
Completion of the MAT for Secondary Science or Mathematics degree program is dependent upon the following:
A record of all state-required Praxis II exams must be on file at Clemson University in order to begin the directed internship (student teaching). Candidates must have passing scores on 0030 or 0070 (science) or on 0061 (math) to begin the student internship. Additionally, no one can complete the program without having taken all required certification tests. Additional information can be found at South Carolina Test Requirements.
Leigh Haltiwanger, Program Coordinator
418-B, Tillman Hall, Clemson, SC
Suite D, Office J, University Center of Greenville
Claire Cappio, Student Services Manager
University Center of Greenville
225 S. Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607
Jeff Marshall, Science Education
418-G Tillman, Clemson, SC
Bob Horton, Mathematics Education
409-B Tillman Hall, Clemson, SC
David Fleming, E.T. Moore School of Education Graduate Coordinator
G-01 Tillman Hall, Clemson, SC
Clemson University is proud to offer the National Science Foundation-funded TigersTeach Noyce Scholarship to qualified individuals. Eligible applicants entering the MAT for Secondary Science and Mathematics program can receive up to $10,000. Those interested in applying for a scholarship should contact Leigh Haltiwanger, program coordinator, to determine eligibility and admissions procedures prior to submitting an application for the MAT program. Click here for additional information regarding the NSF Noyce Scholarship.
Applicants seeking financial aid should visit Clemson’s Student Financial Aid site.
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