Masters of Arts in Teaching

grad class 2009

Dr. Lawson (on far left) and Dr. Lesniak (blue gown) with MAT Grads

Program Purpose

This masters program is intended for students who have earned a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, geosciences, or physics (or equivalent) and who wish to earn a certificate to teach in grades 7-12 in NYS public schools. This accelerated (15 month) program will provide all of the required course work, field experiences and student teaching as well as selected courses in the content areas so that graduates will be eligible for both initial and professional certification in the science discipline in their first degree. This provides an opportunity to fulfill a regional need for qualified science teachers from nontraditional sources such as content majors or individuals considering a second career.

Program Requirements


Admission to the Program – Admission requirements and more information may be found at the Graduate Studies web site.

Dr. Holly Lawson
Director Science Education Partnership

Science Education

Science Center 221E
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3285