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MAT -Biology

SAMPLE – M.A.T. SCIENCE Degree Program

Biology Option

GRADUATE INTERDISCIPLINARY DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS

 

This program is administered through the Dept. of Instruction and Teacher Education in the College of Education, and is coordinated with specific disciplines through Department contacts. Dr. Bert Ely is the Program Area Advisor for the M.A.T. Biology program. Dr. Ely can be contacted at 803-777 -2768, or via email at ely@biol.sc.edu. The M.A.T. degree program is an interdisciplinary program and students in the program have two advisors - a program area advisor and an education advisor. Dr. Ely and Dr. Christine Lotter, the College of Education faculty advisor for M.A.T. biology students will review your file, conduct an interview, and then forward their recommendation to the graduate school. You may reach Dr. Lotter at 803/777-6593 or lotter@mailbox.sc.edu.   You can find the link to the USC Grad School application below.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

USC Grad School Application Website

                                                                            PROGRAM OF COURSES

In the spaces provided below, list all of the courses for which you request approval in your degree program.

                                                                            TEACHING AREA COURSES

Dept.

Course No.

Abbreviated Title

Where

Completed

Date

Completed

Sem. Hr.

Credits

Grade

BIOL

500+

Approved by advisors

USC

 

3

 

BIOL

500+

Approved by advisors

USC

 

3

 

BIOL

500+

Approved by advisors

USC

 

3

 

BIOL

500+

Approved by advisors

USC

 

3

 

BIOL

500+

Approved by advisors

USC

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION COURSES

Dept.

Course No.

Abbreviated Course Title

Where

Completed

Date

Completed

Sem. Hr.

Credits

Grade

EDRD

518 or

600 or

730S

A reading course

USC

 

3

 

EDPY

705 or

707

A human growth and development course

USC

 

3

 

EDFN

749

A foundations of education course

USC

 

3

 

EDTE

671 or

731

A technology course

USC

 

3

 

EDSE

553

Teaching Middle and High School (Science)

USC

 

3

 

EDSE

732

Advanced Study of the Teaching of Science in

Secondary Schools

USC

 

3

 

Other Graduate or Undergraduate Courses (List only those Education & content courses applicable to S.C. Certification)

Dept.

Course No.

Abbreviated Title

Where

Completed

Date

Completed

Sem. Hr.

Credits

Grade

EDSE

781A

Teaching Internship Mid/HS (Science)

USC

 

3

 

EDSE

781B

Teaching Internship Mid/HS (Science)

USC

 

9

 

EDSE

584

Mid/HS Student Teaching Seminar

USC

 

3

 

                                                                         Approved                                                                            

Student Signature                                                                           Chairman of Committee                                              Advisory Committee Member

Advisory Committee Member                                                                          Dean, Graduate School                                                                                Date                   

1. A minimum of 45 graduate semester hour credits are required for the M.A.T. program, with a minimum of 15 graduate hours of content area courses. Some content areas require more hours.

2. M.A.T. Science Education Advisors: Dr. Bert Ely, Center for Science Education – 777-9645 or ely@sc.edu  and Dr. Christine Lotter, College of

Education – 777-6593 or lotter@mailbox.sc.edu.

3. Graduate courses not completed at USC must be approved by advisors prior to enrolling. Consult the Graduate Studies Bulletin for information regarding transferring courses, as well as other Graduate School requirements, policies, and procedures (www.sc.edu/usc/future.html).

4. Additional undergraduate and/or graduate courses may be required.

5. At least 50% of the graduate hours included in the M.A.T. program must be at the 700 level or above.

 

4/27/2010