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Adolescence Education

MAT Adolescence Education: Science

A great science teacher inspires students to ask profound questions about the world around them, and seek out the answers for themselves. In a rapidly-changing society that depends on technology like never before, quality science teachers are in high demand in nearly every area of the country. The MAT is the ideal career pathway for aspiring educators with science backgrounds.

No Teaching Experience Necessary

The MAT is designed for future teachers with undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry, earth science and related fields. The 39-credit program can be completed in less than two years of full-time study. Program graduates are recommended for NYS Initial Certification as teachers.

Rewarding Careers in High Demand

As school districts continue to modernize, science, technology and math teachers are among their greatest areas of need. Children in the 21st century need strong STEM education in order to succeed as professionals and as citizens. Talented and compassionate science teachers have a unique opportunity to make a difference that lasts a lifetime.

Work with Experts in Teaching and Science

The curriculum focuses on core pedagogical concepts and methods, complemented by upper-division electives taught by School of Science & Engineering faculty – highly respected scholars teaching small classes, who are passionate about preparing new educators to work with diverse populations of children.

Develop your Teaching in the Real World

This program includes a full-semester student teaching capstone experience, giving teacher candidates a valuable opportunity to hone their craft with one of our many partner districts. Student teachers are supported by faculty advisors on campus and professional mentors in the field, who strive to ensure that all graduates are ready to lead a classroom on day one.



Devon Duhaney, Program Coordinator

duhaneyd@newpaltz.edu or 845-257-2850



Alana Matuszewski, Manager of Graduate Recruiting & Advising

gradstudies@newpaltz.edu or 845-257-3285