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MAT Biology

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) for Secondary Education (Grades 7-12) is a program offered through The Citadel’s Zucker Family School of Education.  It is designed for students seeking initial teacher certification in the field of Biology. 

For other MAT programs offered by the Zucker Family School of Education, click here.  

Course Requirements for Master of Arts in Teaching - Biology

Prerequisite: Human Growth and Development - PSYC 500 (or verifiable undergraduate preparation in psychology).

Biology Content Area Required Courses
Note: At least 3 of the course requirements listed below must be successfully completed on the graduate level.
ANTH 201 or ANTH202 or ANTH501
  1 course  
  Biology Survey
BIOL 101 with BIOL 111 and BIOL 102 with BIOL 112 or BIOL 130 with BIOL 131 and BIOL 140 and BIOL 141
  2 courses  
  Cell Biology with lab
BIOL 205 or BIOL 612
  1 course  
  Chemistry with lab
CHEM 103 with CHEM 113 and CHEM 104 with CHEM 114 or CHEM 151 with CHEM 161 and CHEM 152 with CHEM 162
  2 courses  
  Ecology with lab
BIOL 406 or BIOL 506
  1 course  
BIOL 208 or BIOL 601
  1 course  
  Genetics with lab
BIOL 308 or BIOL 508
  1 course  
  Geology with lab
GEOL 201 and 211, GEOL 202 and 212
  1 course for High School Certification
2 courses recommended for Middle School Certification
  Anatomy/Physiology with lab
BIOL 403 or BIOL 414 or
BIOL 502 or BIOL 317 with
327 or BIOL 318 with
BIOL 328
1 course  
  Introduction to Physics with lab
PHYS 203 and PHYS 253
or PHYS 204 and PHYS
254 or PHYS 221 and
PHYS 271 or PHYS 222
and PHYS 272
1 course is required, 2 are recommended  
  Microbiology with lab
BIOL 290 or BIOL 607
  1 course  
  Biology Methods   Select 1 from the following:
BIOL 605- Laboratory Methods in Biology
BIOL 606- Field Methods in Biology
BIOL 609- Seminar in Environmental Science

Required Education Courses:

Integrative Foundations and Teaching in American Education

Integrative Educational Psychology and the Exceptional Child

Teaching Reading and Writing in Middle School and High School Content Areas through Applied Research

Professional Internship



EDUC 540

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