Teaching (MAT)

Applied mathematics, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, and environmental science majors may pursue the bachelor's to master's option. Students who wish to pursue this degree program can earn a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, or environmental science and a master of arts in teaching degree with certification in secondary biology, chemistry, or mathematics with a STEM focus. Students apply for admission to this program during the spring of their junior year. If admitted, students begin taking graduate-level courses in the fall of their senior year. In order to be admitted to this bachelor's to master's option, the student must have:

  • A cumulative GPA and science/math GPA of 3.00 or better (on a four-point scale) in all work attempted.
  • Earned a grade of "C" or better in all science and mathematics courses.
  • Completed minimum of 60 credits.
  • Applied Mathematics Majors: Completed Calculus II and three additional math courses.
  • Biochemistry, Biology, and Chemistry Majors: Completed Organic Chemistry II (CHEM 211 and 211L) and be enrolled in a 300-level science course.
  • Environmental Science Majors: Completed Environmental Science (ENV 275) and be enrolled in a 300-level science course.
  • Submit a completed BS/MAT Request for Permission to Enroll, including three letters of recommendation prior to March 1.
  • Submit a Graduate School Application by February 15 of the last semester of the undergraduate program.

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