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Master of Arts in Teaching
Teaching Science: Transformational Teaching
Grades 7–12, Initial Certification

Application Extended: Still Accepting Applications

Use your passion for and background in the sciences to become a transformational educator in biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics. Graduates of our master's program are eligible for initial certification in their topic area.


Degree Details

Official Degree Title

MAT in Transformational Teaching in Middle and High School, Science Education concentration

Licensure or Certification
Full-time or Part-time
Start Date
Application Deadline

Through hands-on student teaching in outstanding New York City schools and rigorous, research-based course work, you'll gain:

  • The capacity to use a breadth of teaching methods
  • Experience building curricula for students of varying abilities and backgrounds
  • Critical education and leadership skills so you can thrive as an early-career teacher—and ensure your students thrive as well
  • Best practices for bringing innovative technology into your learning environments
  • Strategies to create inclusive and equitable spaces

Once you've completed your master's, you’ll be prepared for careers including: 

  • Biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics teacher in middle and high schools
  • Science curriculum specialist, developer, or evaluator
  • Science program coordinator in schools and school districts
  • Instructor or science education coordinator at museums, scientific cultural institutions, and zoos

This program leads to eligibility for initial teaching certification in grades 7–12 in New York, and also permits you to teach science to grades 5 and 6.

Learn more about teacher certification and our degree's accreditation.