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    Jun 07, 2023  
2015-2016 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Augusta University Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology and an Integrated Master of Arts in Teaching

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The Integrated Master of Arts in Teaching (IMAT) program is a high impact, high quality, program designed to generate student desire to attain 6-12 teacher certification and to recruit highly qualified undergraduate STEM majors for the teaching profession. Graduates will earn a Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in a Biology AND a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) through a streamlined program.

Core Curriculum Areas A‑E (with Overlay Areas I, II, and III): 42 Hours

For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Other Required Courses (may be used in the Core Curriculum) and spill over hours from Area F: 2-15 Hours

(Grade of C or better is required in all these courses.)

1. MATH 2210 Elementary Statistics  

2. CHEM 2410 Chemistry of Organic and Biomolecules  or
    CHEM 3411 Organic Chemistry I  

3. PHYS 1111 Introductory Physics I  and
    PHYS 1112 Introductory Physics II 
    PHYS 2211 Principles of Physics I  and
    PHYS 2212 Principles of Physics II  

Major Concentration: 28 Hours Minimum

(Grade of C or better is required in all these courses).

Upper Division Electives: 12 Hours

(Grade of C or better is required in all these courses.)

To be chosen with the assistance of the student’s faculty advisor.

Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours

MAT Degree: 39 Hours

Successful application to the IMAT program must be completed before enrollment in any graduate classes is allowed. A 2.75 overall GPA is required for application and a graduate GPA of 3.0 must be maintained throughout the graduate program. Please see the Graduate Catalog for course descriptions.

  • EDTD 5364 - Planning for Instruction: 3
  • EDTD 5491 - Classroom Management Techniques and Strategies: 3
  • EDTD 5432 - Teaching for Equity and Diversity: 3
  • EDTD 5225 - Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum: 3
  • EDTD 5381 - Assessment and Differentiation: 3
  • EDUC 5020 - Theories of Learning: 3
  • EDTD 5251 - Best Practices in Science Education: 3
  • EDTD 6950 - Content Elective: 3
  • EDTD Electives - (3) selected with MAT advisor: 9
  • EDTD 6910 - Student Teaching: 6

Total hours for IMAT program: 154

Satisfactory Completion of the ETS Major Field Test

If a student does not successfully complete a biology course after two attempts (i.e., he/she receives a D, F, W, or WF), the student will be limited to specific registration times for any subsequent attempts. Any student meeting these criteria will not be allowed to register for the course until the last day of late registration. Appeals may be made to the Chair of the Department of Biologial Sciences in hardship cases.

Students who declare a major in Biology will be classified as Pre-Biology majors until they complete MATH 1113 and BIOL 1108 with grades of C or better. Upon successful completion of these requirements, a student will be classified as a Biology major.


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