Interdepartmental Graduate Committee on General Science
Professor William Harwood (Chemistry, Education), Chairperson; Professor Gary Lane (Geology); Professor Catherine Olmer (Physics); Professor Albert Ruesink (Biology); Professor V. Jack Shiner (Chemistry)
Professor William Harwood, Wright Education Building 3010, (812) 856-8164
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Master of Arts for Teachers
Special Program Requirements
(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)
Bachelor's degree with 35 credit hours in science or in science and mathematics. It should be understood that the program of study for this degree is not designed to allow one to continue for the Ph.D. degree.
Sixty-five (65) credit hours in science and mathematics (counting courses taken as an undergraduate) to include:
At least 36 credit hours are required beyond the bachelor's degree, including 26 credit hours in the above-named sciences, mathematics, or computer science, the remaining 10 credit hours in science, mathematics, or education.
- 35 credit hours in the physical sciences, distributed as follows: astronomy (3 credit hours), chemistry (10 credit hours), geology (6 credit hours), physics (10 credit hours), and electives (6 credit hours);
- 25 credit hours in the biological sciences, distributed as follows: plant sciences (10 credit hours), microbiology (5 credit hours), and zoology (10 credit hours). Certain general biology courses may count toward this requirement (see below); and
- 5 credit hours in mathematics or computer science.
These minimum requirements are to be met by selecting from the following courses; an advisor in the program should be consulted regarding the acceptability of other courses.
Other 300- and 400-level science courses must be approved by your advisor.
- Physical Sciences
Astronomy: A100, A105 (or A110), A201, A202, A451, A452, X311
Chemistry: C105 and C125, C106 and C126, C315, C317, C318, C335, C341, C342, C343, C344, C360
Geology: G111, G112, G221, G222, G300, G301 (or G411), G316, G319, G334, G404
Physics: P201-P202 (or P221-P222), E250, P300, P301, P302, P310, P331, P340, P360, P421, P431
- Biological Sciences
General Biology: L111, L112, L113, L211, L311, L312, L313, L318, L319, L323
Microbiology: M310, M315
Plant Sciences: B300, B351, B352, B364, L313, B371, B372, B373
Zoology: Z265, Z373, Z374, Z375, Z406, Z460, Z464, Z466
- Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics: M215, M216
Computer Science: C201
B (3.0) average or higher; at least B in science courses.
All students seeking the M.A.T. degree must be eligible for certification to teach at the middle school or high school level in Indiana or another state.
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