Aug 09, 2022
The Integrated Master of Arts in Teaching (IMAT) program is a high impact, high quality, program designed to generate student desire to attain 6-12 teacher certification and to recruit highly qualified undergraduate STEM majors for the teaching profession. Graduates will earn a Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in a Biology AND a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) through a streamlined program.
Core Curriculum Areas A‑E (with Overlay Areas I, II, and III): 42 Hours
For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .
Core Area F: 18 Hours
(Grade of C or better is required in all Area F courses)
Select one course from the following: 2
Major Concentration: 27-28 Hours
(Grade of C or better is required in all these courses).
Upper Division Electives: 12 Hours
(Grade of C or better is required in all these courses.)
To be chosen with the assistance of the student’s faculty advisor.
Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours
MAT Degree: 39 Hours
Successful application to the IMAT program must be completed before enrollment in any graduate classes is allowed. A 2.75 overall GPA is required for application and a graduate GPA of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the graduate program. Please see the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.
- EDTD 6364 - Introduction to Teaching: 3
- EDTD 6491 - Classroom Management Techniques and Strategies: 3
- EDTD 6432 - Multicultural Education: 3
- EDTD 6225 - Reading Across Curriculum: 3
- EDTD 6381 or EDUC 6040 Assessment Course: 3
- EDUC 6020 - Foundations of Education: 3
- EDTD 6251 - Best Practices in Science Education: 3
- EDTD 6950 - Current Trends and Issues: 3
- EDTD Electives - (3) selected with MAT advisor: 9
- EDTD 6910 - Student Teaching: 6
Total hours for IMAT program: 154
Satisfactory Completion of the ETS Major Field Test
If a student does not successfully complete a biology course after two attempts (i.e., he/she receives a D, F, W, or WF), the student will be limited to specific registration times for any subsequent attempts. Any student meeting these criteria will not be allowed to register for the course until the last day of late registration. Appeals may be made to the Chair of the Department of Biologial Sciences in hardship cases.
Students who declare a major in Biology will be classified as Pre-Biology majors until they complete MATH 1113 and BIOL 1108 with grades of C or better. Upon successful completion of these requirements, a student will be classified as a Biology major.