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Jan 2013 - MAT Open House

January 6, 2013

Teacher points to an exhibit in the Rose Center for Earth and Space while surrounded by adults

Two Sessions: Noon-2 pm and 2-4 pm at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City - Astor Turret, 4th Floor. Please check in at the West 77th Street Entrance between Columbus and Central Park West

Attention Earth science grads:

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

On Sunday, January 6, from Noon to 2 pm or 2 pm to 4 pm, we invite you to an Open House to meet faculty and staff, find out more about how our pioneering MAT program is structured, and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum campus. Prospective students, friends and family, 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, have questions answered, and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of Museum facilities.

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Open House Schedule of Events:

Noon-12:30 / 2-2:30 PM

WELCOME AND SIGN-IN (77th Street Entrance) - Guests will be brought to the Astor Turret on the 4th floor for refreshments, information, materials, and opportunities to talk to faculty and staff. Refreshments will be served throughout the day.

12:30–1:30 / 2:30–3:30

Welcome remarks and program overview

Academic plan Q&A - Courses, academic schedule, and faculty

School residency Q&A - Participating schools and rotation structure, school based and museum based mentor support.

Admissions and application Q&A - Admission processes, NYS certification requirements, and graduation and diploma information

1:30–2 PM / 3:30–4 PM

Museum Earth science exhibition tour