Courses and Workshops

January 2014: MAT Open House

Sunday, January 5, 2014

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. 

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 5, from Noon to 2 pm or 2 pm to 4 pm, we invite you to an Open House. Meet faculty, staff and students, learn about the structure of this unique program, and ask any questions you have about coursework, eligibility, and more.  There will also be a short behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum campus and our Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth. Prospective students, friends and family, and others interested in learning more about this program are welcome. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.  

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.

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Watch a video about the program.