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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2016-2017 
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Physical Science, MAT

Department: Physics  

The MAT in Physical Science degree was developed for high school and middle school subject area teachers who have an initial license in chemistry, earth science, general science or physics and are seeking a professional license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. This MAT program is defined to meet the “appropriate master’s degree” requirement, which is part of the criteria for professional stage licensure, as set forth in the most recent Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure regulations.

Students should consult the Graduate Academic Policies  section of this catalog for information regarding program policy and procedures.

For current information concerning program requirements, consult the Department of Physics  section of this catalog.

Admission Requirements

  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75 based upon four years of work or a 3.0 undergraduate GPA based upon work completed during the junior and senior years
  • An initial teaching license
  • Three appropriate letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work

Program of Study

Introductory course (3 credits)

Concentration electives (12 credits)

Complete twelve credits in electives, selected from the following, with at least three credits each from Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics. Students advancing initial stage General Science licenses to the professional stage must select three credits from each of Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences and Physics.

Exit Requirement: Capstone (3 credits)

Total minimum credits: 33