UT Dallas Marketable Skills

Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Science Education program is a science content-rich, practitioner-focused program that interweaves research-based STEM education with classroom-focused practicality. Designed with the experienced educator seeking to enhance their practice and leadership skills in mind, the MAT also works closely with the UTeach Dallas STEM teacher preparation program. Novice teachers and STEM degree holders seeking certification increase diversity of perspectives in a collaborative, supportive, hands-on, and dialog-rich environment. Current and future educators at all levels work together to gain and/or enhance a variety of skills including abilities to:

  • Conduct oral and written communication in the context of science instruction utilizing traditional and technology-based modalities
  • Apply science content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, education theory, and critical thinking to instructional design and delivery
  • Integrate science and mathematics in a teaching context including appreciation of the dynamic nature of both disciplines
  • Hone critical thinking skills in evaluating and applying science research and education research utilizing the methodologies therein
  • Develop a collaborative/shared learning culture and leadership with student, peers, and professional communities of practice