Program Description

The Masters of Arts in Teaching – Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics program prepares individuals to teach in a STEM field who need initial teaching licensure. The program’s graduate-level coursework in pedagogy and subsequent local field experience will lead to one of the following certifications: 

  • Certification to Teach Grades 5-9 (Middle) – designed for students who have an undergraduate degree with 24-27 credit hours in one of the following content areas: 
    • Math
    • Science
  • Certification to Teach Grades 9-12 (Secondary) – designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in one of the following content areas approved by the College of Education: 
    • Math
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth Science
    • Physics

Unique Features

  • 37 credit hour program (not including pre-requisites)
  • Coursework is offered with online faculty support through advising, mentorship, and internship guidance
  • All pedagogy coursework is entirely online and will be completed at your location
  • Capstone field work will be completed locally (approved by the office of Field and Clinical Office at Southeast Missouri State University)

Admissions Requirements

  • Certification to teach Grades 9-12 (Secondary): applicant must possess BA/BS in the content area or closely related field that meets the required competencies for the license
  • Certification to teach Grades 5-9 (Middle): applicant must possess BA/BS in the content area OR 24 credit hours of completed courses that meet the required competencies for the license.
    • Math – 24 hours of math must include courses in College Algebra, Geometry and Applied or Pre-Calculus
    • General Science – 24 hours of science with a minimum of 8 hours of physical and 8 hours of life science courses
  • Cumulative GPA – 2.75
  • Content GPA – 3.0
  • Prerequisite: PY 222 or a course similar to the Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Prerequisite: EX 390/635 – Psychology of Exceptional Child
  • Successful passage of Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) in an appropriate area as defined by Southeast’s Department of Middle and Secondary Education
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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Biology Teacher
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Earth Sciences Teacher
  • Tutor

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