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Combined Degree Program

BS in Geology and MAT in Adolescence Education
for
Earth Science Adolescence Education (Grades 7-12)

This special combined BS/MAT degree program accommodates the needs of a select group of Harpur College students who wish to efficiently combine an undergraduate science degree with a graduate level teacher certification program. (The combined degree programs include the entire current Harpur science BA or BS degree programs and the current MAT programs in biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics, all registered with New York State Education Department.) This combined degree program saves students one semester of time relative to the separate, sequentially taken BS and MAT degrees.

The combined program provides an opportunity for a limited number of outstanding liberal arts students to graduate in five years with a science BS and an MAT degree. To be eligible for the combined program, a student must have entered Binghamton University at the beginning of the freshman year and completed the ensuing five semesters at  Binghamton University with a cumulative grade point average of 3.4 or better in your major discipline and overall. (Transfer students are not eligible for the combined program, but may apply to the MAT program.)

Interested students are advised to meet with the MAT Science Education Coordinator in the Graduate School of Education and with their advisor in the Sciences Department of Harpur College at the beginning of their sophomore year to ensure that all requirements are met in a timely manner and to confirm eligibility for the combined degree option. Students fill out an intent form and submit materials informally and directly to the Graduate School of Education Combined Degree Advisor by December 15 of their junior year.

If students are granted permission to continue as a MAT student in the 5th year, a formal application is then submitted online to the Graduate School (the same as for the MAT program), at Interested students are advised to meet with the MAT Science Education Coordinator in the Graduate School of Education and with their advisor in the Sciences Department of Harpur College at the beginning of their sophomore year to ensure that all requirements are met in a timely manner and to confirm eligibility for the combined degree option. Students fill out an intent form and submit materials informally and directly to the Graduate School of Education Combined Degree Advisor by December 15 of their junior year.

If students are granted permission to continue as a MAT student in the 5th year, a formal application is then submitted online to the Graduate School (the same as for the MAT program), at http://www2.binghamton.edu/grad-school/prospective-students/how-to-apply/index.html . As with the MAT program, letters of recommendation should preferably be from science professors familiar with the applicant's work, or from the supervisor of an extended position held by the applicant in the field of education. GRE scores should be sent to the graduate school by January 15.

 . As with the MAT program, letters of recommendation should preferably be from science professors familiar with the applicant's work, or from the supervisor of an extended position held by the applicant in the field of education. GRE scores should be sent to the graduate school by January 15.


What follows is a sample course sequence for the BS Geology/MAT Earth Science Adolescence Education combined degree program.

Earth Science Adolescence Education

Grades 7-12 (126 B.S. & 42 M.A.T. credits)
Sample Course Sequence Table.
 

Course

Credits

S1 GEOL 1XX
CHEM 107
MATH 221
Gen Ed
4
4
4
4
S2 CHEM 108
MATH 222
Gen Ed
Gen Ed
4
4
4
4
S3 GEOL 211
GEOL 213
PHYS 131
Gen Ed
4
4
4
4
S4 GEOL 212
GEOL 214
PHYS 132
Gen Ed
4
4
4
4
S5 GEOL specialization
GEOL specialization
Harpur
Gen Ed
4
4
4
4
S6 GEOL specialization
GEOL specialization
Harpur
Elective
Phys Ed
4
4
4
4
2
  Summer GEOL 401 4
S7 SEC 500
SPED 500
SEC 502
LTRC 519
4
4
2
4
S8 SEC 593D
GEOL specialization
Elective (Astronomy)
4
4
4
S9 SEC 590/591
SEC 594D
8
4
S10 GEOL 5XX
GEOL 5XX
GEOL 5XX
4
4
4
    = 152 Cr.

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For more information about combined degree programs in science contact  Dr. Thomas O'Brien , or 777-4877. Additional Information is also available at:http://www2.binghamton.edu/grad-school/combined-degree-program/index.html

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Last Updated: 3/20/14