Become a Science Teacher
Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics
The Master of Arts in Teaching programs in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science and Physics prepare
prospective teachers for New York State certification in the secondary schools (grades
7-12), with an extension option for grades 5-6.
This program is designed for those who have little or no previous coursework in education
or formal classroom teaching experience.Candidates admitted may also qualify for a
General Science Extension for grades 7-12.
In Stony Brook University's distributed teacher education model, each MAT program
is a collaboration between the academic departments (for content courses) and the
School of Professional Development (for professional education courses).
MAT students take their science content courses through the University's departments
of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences and Physics, where they learn
from SBU's prestigious faculty and gain deep subject-level expertise.
All teacher and leader education program are overseen by Stony Brook's Distributed Teacher and Leader Education area.