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What will I learn?

Learning Goals that students in this program are expected to meet include:

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING (MAT) Upon completion of the MAT degree program, students should be able to: • Demonstrate their mastery of pedagogical knowledge by achieving a passing score on the Praxis subject area assessment and the PPAT • Demonstrate their mastery of specialized content knowledge in their certification area by achieving a GPA for their specialized education courses that meets or exceeds the state minimum required for teacher certification. • Demonstrate satisfactory teaching competence by earning a passing grade in student teaching. • Knowledge of and adherence to ethical guidelines and standards in all aspects of their professional work.

Program highlights

At the Iowa State University School of Education, our Science Education program is designed to produce leaders in science education, and includes:

Multiple science methods courses (not just a general methods class)

Multiple early field experiences under the guidance of a cooperating teacher

Coursework taught by faculty who are both scholars in the field and have significant K-12 teaching experience.

Which department am I in?

College of Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (42 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$28,644.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected March 2023

Start date

Expected May 2023


College of Human Sciences

E262 Lagomarcino Hall,

901 Stange Road,



50011, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Academic Performance: Applicants should have a cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) comparable to at least a ""B+"" average or 3.30 out of a possible 4.00, and rank in the top quartile (25 percent) of their graduating class. Strong performance in relevant science, computer and math courses is especially valued. The minimum scores accepted by the Graduate College are: Internet Based TOEFL (iBT): 79; TOEFL Paper (PBT): 610; IELTS: 7.5

For international students

Iowa State requires a bachelor’s or higher degree from a regionally-accredited college or university prior to beginning graduate studies.

International degrees must be comparable to a US bachelor’s degree or higher from a college or university regionally accredited/recognized by the Ministry of Education in that country.

A minimum cumulative grade point average equivalent to at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B grade) is required for admission.

The minimum scores accepted by the Graduate College are:

Internet Based TOEFL (iBT): 83
TOEFL Paper (PBT): 560
IELTS: 6.5
Pearson Test of English (PTE): 56
Duo Lingo English Test: 105

Application Deadlines: March 1 for summer admission

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Iowa State University

There are eight distinct colleges with more than 300 programs, where passionate faculty are challenging some of the world’s most pressing issues.

  • Scholarships available for freshmen and transfer students
  • Eight colleges offering over 300 programs
  • Based in Ames, at the heart of Iowa
  • Stunning campus with plenty of student-run activities

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