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Biology Education

Western Carolina University

24 months
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20438 USD/year
20438 USD/year
10030 USD/year
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About

The M.A.T. in Biology Education at the Western Carolina University is for students with a biology background looking to transition into a career in education. The program covers teaching methods and curriculum preparation necessary to be an effective instructor and also leads to licensure to teach grades 9-12.

Overview

Key facts:

  • The Biology Education program leads to a recommendation for an initial and advanced license from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Students will also expand their biology background in the classroom and diverse ecosystems like the Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Coweeta Hydrological Laboratory. This program requires applicants to provide evidence of research such as an undergraduate thesis of an in-depth research paper.
  • The M.A.T. in Biology is is a 42-semester hour program that will develop your skills as a teacher and increase your understanding of biology. Students will take courses like Foundations of Teacher Leadership in a Diverse Society; Child and Adolescent Development; Advanced Science Methods; and Methods for Teaching in Content Areas. The program also includes practical experience during an semester-long internship paired with a seminar course. Successful completion of the program leads to recommendation of licensure from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
  • Western Carolina University’s M.A.T. graduates will be eligible to teach biology in grades 9-12. The National Education Association states the average salary for North Carolina public school teachers is $47,783 for the 2014-15 school year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting a 6% increase in high school teacher hirings by 2022. There are also a number of opportunities across the nation and internationally for primary and secondary teachers.

Programme Structure

Biology Education curriculum include:

  • Foundations of Teacher Leadership in a Diverse Society 
  • Assessment of Instruction
  • Child and Adolescent Development 
  • Teaching Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Classrooms 
  • Advanced Studies in Teacher Leadership 
  • Methods of Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

One Week Prior to the Start of Term

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
Start practicing IELTS today!
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Transcripts: Applicants who earned a degree from an institution outside the United States must have their transcripts evaluated by an accepted foreign credential evaluation service
    • Standardized Tests: GRE, GMAT, or other standardized test results
    • Language Proficiency: Official scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are required for applicants from countries where English is not the primary language. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    20438 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10219 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • In-State

    10030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5015 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Cullowhee

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

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Funding

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