Earth Science Education

MAT Science Course Requirements
Approved MAT Science Courses
MAT Education Course Requirements
Admission to MAT Program
Transferring Credits to MAT Program

Last Modified on 09/08/2015

MAT Earth Science

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Earth Science program prepares students with undergraduate majors in science to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and to assume teaching positions in grades 7-12. 

The program is committed to both science teaching and science learning.

The MAT Earth Science program is specifically registered and approved by the State Education Department as a teacher preparation program.  

Persons completing this program are eligible for "approved program" certification through the Campus Teacher Certification Office located in the School of Professional Development.

If you are interested in this program, peruse the links to the left. Then you should consult with the MAT Earth Science advisor to determine if you should proceed with the application process. Earth Science Advisor is:
Dr. Gilbert N. Hanson,


NYS Math and Science Teaching
Incentive Scholarships

New York State (NYS) Math & Science Teaching Incentive Scholarships are offered to encourage students to pursue careers as secondary math and science teachers (grades 7-12). This program provides awards to students attending school at the undergraduate and/or graduate degree level in exchange for five years of full-time employment as secondary education math or science teachers.

Applicants must:

Be U.S. citizens or eligible non-citizens

Be attending a college located in NYS

Be matriculated in an approved undergraduate or graduate program at a degree granting institution in NYS leading to a career as a secondary education math or science teacher.

Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher

Execute a Service Contract in which they agree to work for five years as a secondary school math or science teacher. View the terms and conditions of the Service Contract.

Not have a service obligation under another program. For example, students may not hold both the Federal Teach Grant and a NYS Math and Science Teacher Incentive Program award at the same time.

Not be in default on a federally guaranteed student loan. 

Award Amounts

Recipients shall receive an annual award for full-time study equal to the annual tuition charged to NYS resident students attending an undergraduate program at the State University of New York, or actual tuition charged, whichever is less. The maximum annual award for the 2014-15 academic year is $6,195.00.

New applicants will be ranked by GPA and total credits earned. If there are more applicants than available funding, awards will be paid according to rank.


Recipients shall be entitled to an annual award for not more than four academic years of full-time undergraduate study and one academic year of full-time graduate study while matriculating in an approved program leading to permanent certification as a secondary education teacher in mathematics or science.

For further information go to the  web site at
Higher Education Service Corporation