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.
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 5364 - Planning for Instruction: 3
EDTD 5491 - Classroom Management Techniques and Strategies: 3
EDTD 5432 - Teaching for Equity and Diversity: 3
EDTD 5225 - Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: 3
EDTD 5381 - Assessment and Differentiation: 3
EDUC 5020 - Theories of Learning: 3
EDTD 5251 - Best Practices in Science Education: 3
EDTD 6950 - Content Elective: 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 Biological Sciences in hardship cases.