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2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2015-2016 School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry, Master of Arts in Teaching

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Program Objectives

The Master of Arts in Teaching - Chemistry, a 38 credit hour program, prepares candidates for an initial license as a teacher of chemistry at the secondary level with courses, fieldwork and research in chemistry and the pedagogy required for teaching roles.

Additional Admissions Requirements

A complete, official transcript documenting the award of a bachelor’s degree with a major in chemistry or a related field.

Students must consult with the program coordinator for review of their content background. Additional content courses may be required to meet licensure standards.

Preliminary license (including a passing score on the Massachusetts Test for Educator Licensure (MTEL), both the communications/literacy skills portion and the subject area portion appropriate for this program) in addition to other requirements.

Coursework in adolescent psychology

Program Requirements

The School of Graduate Studies is currently revising this program to bring it into alignment with the new Massachusetts licensure regulations. The following information will serve only as general guidelines.

Upon acceptance into the program, you will complete a tentative Plan of Study in consultation with the program coordinator. You must request that any transfer credits be considered at this time. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO MORE THAN THREE COURSES TAKEN AT SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY BEFORE ADMISSION CAN BE COUNTED TOWARDS THIS PROGRAM. You should meet regularly with the program coordinator to discuss your progress and revise your plan of study as needed. The program coordinator will assess the potential acceptance of transfer credits. 

Course Requirements

Total Credits: 38

Additional Information and Notes

*Candidates with standard certification or professional licensure (or not seeking it) replace the Practicum Experience requirement with a six (6) credit capstone experience planned with the program coordinator and approved by the Graduate Dean.

Note: Admission to all Chemistry courses requires the signature of the Program Coordinator.

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