Secondary Education K-12 (MAT)

Secondary Education K-12 (MAT)

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

Campus Location

1600 Valley Road Building

Application Deadline:

Rolling Admissions

Program Description:

The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education (K-12): Art, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Music, Social Studies, Spanish 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:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with an appropriate academic major in the Subject Field Area.
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA 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 subject area
  • Two letters of recommendation from educational, professional, or business sources.
  • Essay that requires the candidate to describe his/her philosophy of education and reasons for wishing to complete the program.
  • Interview with the program director.

Requirements to be completed prior to Student Teaching:

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

Program Requirements:

  • 30 credits of graduate study.
  • Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.
  • Become a member of content area Specialized Professional Association (SPA).
  • Satisfactory completion of Teacher Work Sample.
  • Satisfactory completion of action research project.
  • Satisfactory completion of year-long residency.

MAT Secondary Education K-12
Program Requirments
30 credits 
Foundational Coursework in Summer I
SMAT 5000: Knowing Your Adolescent Learner 6
SMAT 5100: The Art of Teaching in the 21st Century 6
Residency and Methods Coursework for Fall (Pre-req's: SMAT 5000, SMAT 5100)
SMAT 5600: Master of Art in Teaching Residency and Seminar I 3
One of the following:  (depending on Subject Field)
 
SMAT 5300 Mathematics Content Pedagogy and Colloquium I 3
SMAT 5500 Science Content Pedagogy and Colloquium I 3
SMAT 5700 Social Studies Content Pedagogy and Colloquium I* 3
SMAT 5800 English/Language Arts Content Pedagogy and Colloquium I* 3
SMAT 5900 World Languages Content Pedagogy and Colloquium I* 3
MUSI 5050: MAT Teaching Strategies for Elementary Music
MUSI 5070: MAt Teaching Strategies for Instrumental Music

4
Residency and Methods in Coursework for Spring
SMAT 5620 MAT of Arts in Teaching Residency and Seminar II 3
SMAT 5200 Knowing your Profession I 3
and
One of the following (depending on Subject Field) 3
SMAT 5320 Mathematics Content Pedagogy and Colloquium II 3
SMAT 5520 Science Content Pedagogy and Colloquium II 3
SMAT 5720 Social Studies Content Pedagogy and Colloquium II 3
SMAT 5820 English/Language Arts Content Pedagogy and Colloquium II 3
SMAT 5920 World Language Content Pedagogy and Colloquium II 3
MUSI 5060: MAT Teaching Strategies for Choral Music 2
MAT Coursework in Summer II
SMAT 5220 Knowing Your Profession II 3
Total Credits During Year-Long Residency 18
Total Program Credits 30