Secondary Education – K-12 Math (MAT)

Initial Certification – Secondary Education – K-12 Math

Degree Offered: Master of Arts in Teaching Secondary Education Subject Field (K-12) Math

Campus Location

Valley Road Campus

Application Deadline:

Rolling Admissions

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education (K-12): Mathematics is a 30-credit, 15 month program, in which graduate students earn initial certification and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in their subject area. The coursework begins in June of summer I and ends in August of the following summer. The program requires a year-long residency starting in September, during which students will be in area schools full time, Monday through Thursday, with additional coursework on Fridays.  Students will meet and implement their action research projects during the summer II semester. Students will be required to demonstrate effective teaching, research, and dispositions that are aligned with COE, state, and national standards through videos, lesson plans, and a research capstone project.  Literacy and technology are integrated throughout the program and key assessments include a teaching performance assessment, e-portfolio, action research project, and Teacher Work Sample.

Admission Requirements:

In addition to the University’s admission requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college of university with an appropriate academic major in the Subject Field Area
  • A cumulative undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Passing score on PRAXIS Core exam in reading, writing and math
  • Passing score on PRAXIS II content exam in Mathematics: Content Knowledge
  • Two letters of recommendation from an educator.
  • An essay describing applicants educational philosophy
  • An interview with the program director.

Requirements to be completed prior to Student Teaching:

  • Submission of Residency Application
  • Fulfill health/hygiene requirement.
  • Pass speech and hearing assessments.

Program Requirements:

  • 30 credits of graduate study.
  • Become a member of content area Specialized Professional Association (SPA).
  • Satisfactory completion of Teacher Work Sample.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Satisfactory completion of action research project.
  • Satisfactory completion of year-long residency.
Initial Certification Secondary Education K-12 Subject Field and Master of Teaching30credits
Program Requirements:
Foundational Coursework Summer I
SMAT 5000: Knowing Your Adolescent Learner 6
SMAT 5100: The Art of Teaching in the 21st Century 6
Residency and Methods course work for Fall
SMAT 5600 MAT in Teaching Residency and Seminar I 3
SMAT 5500 Mathematics Content Pedagogy and Colloquium I 3
Residency and Methods course work for Spring
SMAT 5620 MAT in Teaching Residency and Seminar II 3
SMAT 5200 Knowing Your Profession I 3
SMAT 5520 Mathematics Content Pedagogy and Colloquium II 3
MAT courseork in Summer II
SMAT 5220 Knowing Your Profession II 3