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Science Education, M.A.T.

  • Application Deadline
  • 11 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
Students enrolled in the Science Education 11-month, full-time program at Boston University prepare for Massachusetts initial teacher licensure and further strengthen their skills and knowledge in their chosen academic fields.

Overview

Students of the Science Education program offered by Boston University complete courses in professional education, additional graduate courses in their content areas, and a student-teaching experience.

Full-time students typically begin during Summer Term 2 and graduate the following spring. Full-time students may also begin in September and complete the program the following summer. It is also possible to complete the degree over a longer time period as a part-time student.

Add-On License in Teaching English Language Learners (ESL)

The TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of other Languages) Program offers a six-course, 26-credit add-on license pathway that allows MAT students in content-specific areas (e.g., English Education, Social Studies Education, Mathematics Education, and Science Education to meet requirements for a Massachusetts licensure endorsement as Teacher of English Language Learners (ESL). In this course of study, students are exposed to a theoretical introduction to the nature and structure of language, key factors affecting second-language acquisition, and communicative approaches to the teaching of English as a second or foreign language. In addition to the six courses, students are required to complete an ESL Practicum. This pathway requires MAT candidates to add one additional summer and part-time semester to their regular MAT program timeline.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Professional Teaching Seminar: Analyzing Foundations of Teaching
  • Introduction to Adolescent Development
  • Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Teaching English Learners in the Middle/High School

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 11 months
  • Credits
    42 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Courses include:

  • Professional Teaching Seminar: Analyzing Foundations of Teaching
  • Introduction to Adolescent Development
  • Special Education: Curriculum and Instruction
  • Classroom and Behavior Management
  • Teaching English Learners in the Middle/High School

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 11 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 11 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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