Master of Arts in Teaching
Ideal for: Students seeking a Master’s Degree who are not certified/licensed to teach but wish to be.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Science Education program prepares students to teach science at the middle or high school levels. There are four concentrations students can choose to take. The MAT program is a state approved program for certification in the three of these concentration areas: Biology, Chemistry, and Physics. The concentration in Earth Science will not currently lead directly to Florida certification in Earth Science.
Students interested in certification in Earth Science should seek academic advising to identify how this impacts initial teacher certification and reciprocity with other states. Candidates for this program have a degree in a science discipline (e.g., biology, chemistry, physics, earth science) that is taught in a middle or high school, or a closely related field.
Noyce MAT Scholarship
Noyce MAT students are eligible for $30,000 in scholarship money payable over the two semesters and the summer: $12,000 each semester for two semesters, and $6,000 for the next summer.
As a Noyce Scholar you will complete a Master of Arts (MAT) for middle and high school Math or Science Education. For more information, visit the Robert Noyce MAT Scholarship Program page.
Complete Your MAT in 1.5 Years: Noyce Scholars will complete four semesters of course work (including one summer), a semester-long internship, and attain teaching certification, during this time.
Other Benefits of the Program:
- Support of a MAT cohort throughout the program.
- Participation in field experiences linked with course instruction.
- Improvement via participation in a Community of Practice.
- Mentor support through the first two years of teaching.
Note: The MAT program is not for individuals who are already certified teachers in the state of Florida, or who have completed a degree in education or science education.