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Chemistry, M.A.T.

Move up in your career and deepen your expertise with a Master of Arts for Teachers in Chemistry. This flexible, fully online program prepares high school teachers with the skills needed to teach dual-credit high school classes and university-level classes in community colleges.

Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 30

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $350.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $490.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

Degree Overview

The educational component of the M.A.T. in Chemistry covers instruction and curriculum, assessment, diversity and inclusive teaching, and research. Learn how to apply the science and art of teaching to college-level instruction.

The chemistry component of the M.A.T. in Chemistry covers the chemical processes and principles of organic and inorganic substances in everyday life. Learn how to break down chemical concepts and processes and how to design experiments and assignments to teach chemical concepts. Learn how to critically analyze chemistry-related press releases and news.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University degree respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

And the benefits start long before graduation. More than half of IU Online students advance in their careers before they complete their degree.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

A bachelor's degree

To apply to this program:

Application Dates

Fall semester: Aug 1

Spring semester: Jan 1

Summer I semester: May 1

Summer II semester: Jun 15

The stackable structure of the M.A.T. in Chemistry is ideal for high school and community college educators wanting to teach dual-credit courses, or for high school educators wanting to teach at the community college level. This program is designed to help you meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses in chemistry to hold either a master's degree in chemistry or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.

  • If you need both discipline-specific coursework and a master's degree, the M.A.T. in Chemistry meets HLC standards.
  • If you already hold a master's degree in a discipline other than chemistry, you can meet HLC standards by completing the Graduate Certificate in Chemistry.

To earn the Master of Arts for Teachers in Chemistry, you must complete 30 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Capstone (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (15 credit hours)
  • Education component (12 credit hours)


Sample courses for the M.A.T. in Chemistry include the following:

Sample courses for the MAT in Chemistry include the following:
Course Number Course Name Credits

CHEM-T 510

Inorganic Chemistry

3 Credits

CHEM-T 540

Physical Chemistry

3 Credits

CHEM-T 570

Nuclear Chemistry

3 Credits

CHEM-T 590

Chemistry Capstone

3 Credits

EDUC-H 520

Social Issues in Education

3 Credits

EDUC-J 500

Instruction in the Context of Curriculum

3 Credits

EDUC-Y 520

Strategies for Educational Inquiry

3 Credits

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