Science Education


Program Information:

Program Statement:
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Degrees Offered:
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Program Handbook(s):
Learning Goals:
  • MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (MAT) Upon completion of the MAT degree program, students should be able to: • Demonstrate their mastery of pedagogical knowledge by achieving a passing score on the Praxis subject area assessment and the PPAT • Demonstrate their mastery of specialized content knowledge in their certification area by achieving a GPA for their specialized education courses that meets or exceeds the state minimum required for teacher certification. • Demonstrate satisfactory teaching competence by earning a passing grade in student teaching. • Knowledge of and adherence to ethical guidelines and standards in all aspects of their professional work.
How long does it take to earn a degree?
  • Median time to earn the master’s: 1.0 year (Methods)

Program Contact:

Contact: School of Education
Phone: 515-294-9531
E-mail Address:

Mailing Address:

    School of Education
    1620 Lagomarcino Hall
    Ames, IA 50011

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements:
  • Undergraduate preparation/degree in sciences preferred
  • Program Requires GRE: No
  • Program Requires GMAT: No
  • Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 560
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 83
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 56
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
    February 1 for summer admission
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.

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