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Master of Arts – Teaching

REQUIREMENTS FOR MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING

Program Admission
Admission to Graduate Studies does not imply admission to MAT programs. Applicants who have met all requirements for admission to Graduate Studies but who have not met degree program admission requirements are classified as pre-program. While so classified, students may not earn more than twelve semester hours to be applied later toward a MAT degree. While a student is in pre-program status, no credits earned with less than a B grade will be applied toward the MAT degree.

Admission to the MAT program requires applicants to:

  • Satisfy Graduate Studies admission requirements (see preceding Section).
  • Submit acceptable score on the GRE (verbal plus quantitative minimum score of 800 or GRE formula minimum score of 1100 or 1300 for Educational Leadership).   Acceptable scores must be submitted within the first semester of entering a Master’s program.
  • Submit completed program application.
  • Submit three letters of recommendation.
  • Complete a satisfactory interview with program emphasis area faculty.
  • Submit a satisfactory score (3.5) on the writing component of the GRE.
  • Submit a satisfactory score according to state guidelines on Praxis I and Praxis II.

Admission to Candidacy
Student must successfully complete the program emphasis area foundations core coursework.

Program Requirements
The program leading to the Master of Arts in Teaching degree requires thirty-seven semester hours. Every candidate must complete at least one-half of the work for the degree in courses open only to graduate students, and must earn an overall average of B or better with not more than six semester hours with the grade of C (2.0). In addition, candidate progress will be assessed at four transition points in the program. Transition point evaluations of candidates will occur at entrance to program, prior to clinical practice, exit from clinical practice, and at program completion. Criteria for successful completion of each transition point will be specified in the program handbook.
The degree is offered in four curriculum areas with one or more concentrations in each. A candidate must follow the prescribed curriculum in the sequence indicated in order to progress to the master’s degree. A candidate must complete the foundations core, apply for and be accepted for candidacy before being permitted to enroll in the Advanced Concentration Coursework unless approved by the Coordinator of Graduate Studies and the Dean.

Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio
During the final semester or session, candidates for the MAT degree must submit a comprehensive portfolio. Candidates for the MAT in Elementary, Middle School, Secondary and Human Performance Education must complete a comprehensive portfolio. A candidate must register for EDFR 594 at the beginning of the semester or session in which the portfolio is to be submitted.

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING DEGREE – ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Foundation Courses
PSYC 516 (3)- The Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development
EDCI 506 (3)- Foundations of Educational Assessment
EDCI 513 (3)- Advanced Classroom Management
*EDUC 441 (3)- Multicultural Education for Teachers
*EDUC 421 (3)- Current Practices and Strategies in Teaching
Professional Courses
EDCI 560 (3)- The teaching of Reading: Developmental
EDCI 562 (3)- Analysis of Reading Difficulties
EDCI 569 (3)- Correction of Reading Difficulties
EDCI 581 (3)- Advanced Methods in Teaching Elementary Science and Social Studies
EDCI 582 (3)- Advanced Methods in Teaching Elementary School Language Arts
EDCI 547 (3)- Instructional Intervention Strategies
*EDUC 451 (3)- Internship in Teaching I
*EDUC 452 (3)- Internship in Teaching II
EDFR 594 (0)- Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING DEGREE  - MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION

Foundations Courses
EDCI 503 (3)- K-12 Curriculum Studies
EDCI 513 (3)- Advanced Classroom Management
PSYC 516 (3)- The Psychology of Child and Adolescent Development
*EDUC 441 (3)- Multicultural Education for Teachers
*EDUC 421 (3)- Current Practices and Strategies in Teaching
Professional Courses
EDCI 506 (3)- Foundations of Educational Assessment
EDCI 560 (3)- The Teaching of Reading: Developmental
EDCI 561 (3)- The Teaching of Reading: Content Areas
EDCI 547 (3)- Instructional Intervention Strategies
*EDUC 451 (3)- Internship in Teaching I
*EDUC 452 (3)- Internship in Teaching II
EDFR 594 (0)- Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio
 
Six hours in one of the concentrations below:
EDCI 583 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School Mathematics
EDCI 589 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Mathematics
or
EDCI 581 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School Science and Social Studies
EDCI 588 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Science
or
EDCI 582 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School English Lanauge Arts
EDCI 590 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School English
or
EDCI 581 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Elementary School Science and Social Studies
EDCI 587 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Social Studies

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING DEGREE – SECONDARY EDUCATION

Foundations Courses
EDCI 503 (3)- K-12 Curriculum Studies
EDCI 513 (3)- Advanced Classroom Management
PSYC 519 (3)- Advanced Lifespan Developmental Psychology
*EDUC 441 (3)- Multicultural Education for Teachers
*EDUC 421 (3)- Current Practices and Strategies in Teaching
Professional Courses
EDCI 506 (3)- Foundations of Educational Assessment
EDCI 547 (3)- Instructional Intervention Strategies
EDCI 561 (3)- The Teaching of Reading: Content Areas
EDCI 586 (3)- Advanced Methods in Teaching Secondary Education Subjects
or
EDCI 587 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Social Studies
or
EDCI 588 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Science
or
EDCI 589 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School Mathematics
or
EDCI 590 (3)- Advanced Methods of Instruction in Secondary School English
Approved Course in Secondary Content Area (3)
*EDUC 451 (3)- Internship in Teaching I
*EDUC 452 (3)- Internship in Teaching II
EDFR 594 (0)- Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING DEGREE – HUMAN PERFORMANCE EDUCATION

Foundations Courses
EDCI 503 (3)- K-12 Curriculum Studies
EDCI 513 (3)- Advanced Classroom Management
PSYC 519 (3)- Advanced Lifespan Developmental Psychology
*EDUC 441 (3)- Multicultural Education for Teachers
*EDUC 421 (3)- Current Practices and Strategies in Teaching
Professional Courses
EDCI 506 (3)- Foundations of Educational Assessment
EDCI 510 (3)- Advanced Methods of Physical Education
EDCI 514 (3)- Science of Physical Education
EDCI 561 (3)- The Teaching of Reading: Content Areas
*EDUC 451 (3)- Internship in Teaching I
*EDUC 452 (3)- Internship in Teaching II
EDFR 594 (0)- Master’s Comprehensive Portfolio
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