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RESOLUTION TO ADD MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING IN CHEMISTRY DEGREE PROGRAM

WHEREAS, the mission of the Master of Arts in Teaching in chemistry degree program is to prepare highly qualified chemistry teachers to enter high school classrooms and laboratories; and

WHEREAS, local and state agencies have indicated a growing need for more chemistry teachers; and

WHEREAS, having a regional reputation of excellence in teacher education enables Winthrop University to broaden its offerings in graduate programs aimed at serving the needs of the State of South Carolina; and

WHEREAS, the program will use the structure and faculty currently involved with traditional Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programs and one‐year Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT1) programs therefore no additional resources above student tuition and fees will be required for this program; and

WHEREAS, like the mission of the University and its colleges, the mission of the MAT and MAT1 chemistry programs is to provide high quality academic preparation for science teachers with professional training to provide school districts and secondary students with access to certified individuals uniquely qualified to teach in chemistry classrooms across the state; and

THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WINTHROP UNIVERSITY that the Master of Arts in Teaching in chemistry degree (MAT) and (MAT1) programs be added.

APPROVED, this the 10th day of June 2011.

 

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