Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T)
The Stony Brook MAT Program in Physics has been named by the Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) as one of the most outstanding physics teacher preparation programs in the United States. Requiring a BS or BA in physical science or engineering ensures that our students really understand physics and they are well equipped to teach physics. We are one of the top producers of physics teacher graduates in the United States. In six out of the past seven years, we have graduated five or more physics teachers which has been recognized by the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers. This positions Stony Brook in approximately the top five universities in the country in the training and production of physics teachers. Physics teachers on Long Island and the surrounding region generally have highly favorable working conditions and competitive salaries. This degree prepares students with a BA degree in a physical science or engineering for the New York State certification as a secondary school teacher. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is formally offered by the School of Professional Development and is not part of the Physics Graduate Program. This degree prepares students with a BA degree in a physical science or engineering for the New York State certification as a secondary school teacher.
More detailed information of the Master of Arts in Teaching Physics can be found here: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/spd/bulletin/programs/teaching_physics