Environmental education is of increasing importance to those who prepare to teach, particularly in the sciences. Duke's concurrent degree program between the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Graduate School allows you to earn a Master of Environmental Management (MEM) or a Master of Forestry degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in general science.
NOTE: You must apply to and be accepted by both the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Graduate School.
Master of Arts in Teaching – 30 course units
- 3 courses (9 units) in your field of certification
- MAT 702 Educating Adolescents (3 units)
- MAT 703 Effective Teaching Strategies (3 units)
- MAT 743 Teaching Diverse Learners (2 units)
- MAT 744 Teaching Diverse Learners (1 unit)
- EDUC 514 Technology, Society & Schools (2 units)
- Year-long teaching internship/seminar:
- Master's portfolio
Master of Environmental Management OR Master of Forestry – 36 course units
- See requirements for the Master of Environmental Management degree, including the master's project.
- See requirements for the Master of Forestry degree, including the master's project.
Typical Sequence for Completing the Program
You will complete the MAT program first (one summer, plus the following academic year) and follow the normal course sequencing. Then you will begin the Master of Environmental Management or Master of Forestry degree coursework through the Nicholas School for the Environment.
With careful planning with your advisors from both programs, some courses taken for the MAT may count towards the MEM or MF requirements – allowing you greater course flexibility overall.