Xavier University of Louisiana

Producing Highly Qualified Mathematics and Science Teachers Through an MAT Program at a Historically Black College in the United States

Xavier University of Louisiana, a Historically Black College, offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree for mathematics and science graduates to obtain teacher certification. This presentation will share with the audience the curriculum, strategies used to recruit and maintain qualified mathematics and science graduates, and success of the program thus far. The discussion will involve the various methods of funding the program and professional development used for the candidates.

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