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October MAT Program Webinar

Thursday, October 30, 2014

MAT OPEN HOUSE

ONLINE WEBINAR ABOUT the MAT PROGRAM at the Museum

Attention Earth science grads:

Change lives. Teach science. That is the call of action for the Museum’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program, the first urban teacher residency program offered by a museum.

On Thursday, October 30, from 6–8 pm, we invite you to an online Open House to meet faculty and staff, find out more about how our pioneering MAT program is structured, and ask questions about our unique program. Prospective students and others interested in learning more about this program are welcome.

The MAT program is a full-time, paid Master’s program with science and pedagogy coursework and real-world teaching experience. We seek a student body with diverse life and career experiences, such as recent college graduates, veterans, former participants in volunteer corps, and career changers. The program is open to college graduates with a bachelor’s degree in Earth science or a related discipline or any bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 24 credits in Earth science plus 6 additional credits in physics, chemistry, environmental science, or biology.

Guests will have the opportunity to hear from program faculty and staff, ask questions, and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of Museum facilities.

Open House Schedule of Events:

6:00–6:15 pm

WELCOME—Guests will login and review of how to use webinar tools; introductions of AMNH staff/faculty

6:156:30 pm

Welcome remarks and program overview

6:307:00 pm

Academic plan overview—Courses, academic schedule, and faculty

School residency overview—Participating schools and rotation structure, school based and museum based mentor support

Admissions and application overview—Admission processes, NYS certification requirements, and graduation and diploma information

7:00–7:30

Program Q&A

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