This program is designed for individuals who want to transition to a science teaching
career through initial teaching certification at the master’s level. Upon certification,
graduates will be qualified to teach science at the secondary level, grades 6-12.
The Master of Arts in Teaching is a 34-credit hour graduate program, consisting of
common core curriculum, secondary science specialization and an internship. The objectives
are to develop secondary science teachers who:
Seeking initial teacher certification?
Transition into a science teaching career with this degree.
Understand the roles and responsibilities of teachers to manage a diverse classroom
Have the ability to design and implement curriculum that addresses the needs of all
students, including students with special needs and linguistically/culturally diverse
Are equipped with a variety of instructional and assessment strategies to meet the
needs of diverse learners
Obtain increased confidence to teach in secondary science classrooms through high-quality
Have experience conducting STEM research and mentoring students in inquiry-based learning
Research and Faculty
“The Master of Arts in Teaching program meets a growing need for excellent educators
in Oklahoma and beyond. The coursework and field experiences are designed to prepare
career changers for the classroom while offering the opportunity to gain an advanced
degree.” - Dr. Adrienne Sanogo, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA
Statement of professional goals (500 words)
Passing score of 240 on the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET)
Passing score on the Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT) for one of the five science
fields (Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science or Physics)
Cost & Assistance
The federal TEACH Grant Program may provide up to $4,000 a year to aid students seeking degrees in high-needs fields
and who meet specific eligibility requirements. Students must sign an Agreement to
Serve and acknowledge that if the terms are not fulfilled, the grant will be converted
to a loan that must be repaid.
Currently enrolled students are also eligible for scholarships offered through the College of Education and Human Sciences.