Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.

For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.

Degree Program Requirements

Required: 30-33 credit hours

Elementary Education Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (6 credits)
TED 545Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning3
TED 636Educational Psychology and Differentiated Instruction3
or TED 669 Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory
Pedagogical Expertise (18 credits)
TED 518Mathematics in the Elementary Schools3
TED 519Science in the Elementary School3
TED 520Social Studies in the Elementary School3
TED 625Mathematics in the Elementary School II3
TED 641Literacy I: Reading Instruction3
TED 642Literacy II: Language Arts Instruction3
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 680AClinical Experience in Teaching6
TED 680BClinical Experience in Teaching Seminar3
Total Credit Hours33

Middle Grades Education Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
TED 535Literacy in the Content Area3
TED 545Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning3
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits)
TED 523Legal, Historical, and Cultural Issues in ESL3
or TED 618 Teaching English as a Second Language
TED 626Middle Grades Curriculum and Instruction3
TED 647Teaching and Learning in Makerspaces3
SES 540Introduction to Special Education3
or SES 611 Universal Design for Learning
or SES 640 Policies and Procedures in Special Education
Select one methods course (3 credits) according to the appropriate area of study:3
Middle Grades Language Arts
Middle Grades Social Studies Education
Middle Grades Mathematics Education
Middle Grades Science Education
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 680AClinical Experience in Teaching6
TED 680BClinical Experience in Teaching Seminar3
Total Credit Hours33

Secondary English Education Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
TED 535Literacy in the Content Area3
TED 545Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning3
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits)
TED 523Legal, Historical, and Cultural Issues in ESL3
or TED 618 Teaching English as a Second Language
TED 551Teaching Practices and Curriculum in English3
TED 619Issues and Trends in Literacy Education3
TED 647Teaching and Learning in Makerspaces *3
or TED 610 Integrating Technology into Subject Matter Instruction
TED 695Youth Literacies: Advanced Topics in Education3
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 680AClinical Experience in Teaching6
TED 680BClinical Experience in Teaching Seminar3
Total Credit Hours33

Secondary Mathematics Education Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
TED 535Literacy in the Content Area3
TED 545Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning3
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits)
MAT 505Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching I3
MAT 506Foundations of Mathematics for Teaching II3
TED 647Teaching and Learning in Makerspaces3
TED 664Teaching Problem Solving3
TED 668Seminar in Mathematics Pedagogy3
or TED 610 Integrating Technology into Subject Matter Instruction
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 680AClinical Experience in Teaching6
TED 680BClinical Experience in Teaching Seminar3
Total Credit Hours33

Secondary Science Education Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
TED 535Literacy in the Content Area3
TED 545Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning3
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits)
TED 559Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Science3
TED 623Environmental Education3
TED 647Teaching and Learning in Makerspaces3
TED 657Nature of Science, Technology, and Society3
Select one science content course (3 credits)3
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 680AClinical Experience in Teaching6
TED 680BClinical Experience in Teaching Seminar3
Total Credit Hours33

Secondary Social Studies Education Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
TED 545Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning3
TED 669Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory3
ERM 605Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
or ERM 604 Methods of Educational Research
Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits)
TED 523Legal, Historical, and Cultural Issues in ESL3
or TED 618 Teaching English as a Second Language
TED 535Literacy in the Content Area3
TED 553Teaching Practices and Curriculum in Social Studies3
TED 647Teaching and Learning in Makerspaces3
or TED 610 Integrating Technology into Subject Matter Instruction
SES 540Introduction to Special Education3
or SES 611 Universal Design for Learning
or SES 640 Policies and Procedures in Special Education
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 680AClinical Experience in Teaching6
TED 680BClinical Experience in Teaching Seminar3
Total Credit Hours33

Special Education Concentration

Required: 30-33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
TED 545Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning3
TED 636Educational Psychology and Differentiated Instruction3
or TED 669 Educational Implications of Learning and Developmental Theory
ERM 605Educational Measurement and Evaluation 3
Special Education Requirements (21-24 credits)
SES 540Introduction to Special Education3
SES 641Assessment in Special Education3
SES 642Reading Instruction3
SES 652Writing Instruction3
SES 656Math and Science Instruction3
SES 659Behavior Management3
SES 661Student Teaching: Special Education3-6
Total Credit Hours30-33

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Concentration

Required: 33 credit hours

Core Courses (9 credits)
TED 545Human Diversity, Teaching, and Learning3
TED 636Educational Psychology and Differentiated Instruction3
TED 696Classroom Language Assessment3
Pedagogical Expertise (15 credits)
TED 523Legal, Historical, and Cultural Issues in ESL3
TED 603Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners3
TED 604Applied Linguistics for ESL Teachers3
TED 618Teaching English as a Second Language3
TED 640Writing Instruction Across the Grade Levels3
or TED 619 Issues and Trends in Literacy Education
Professional Development/Leadership (9 credits)
TED 680AClinical Experience in Teaching6
TED 680BClinical Experience in Teaching Seminar3
Total Credit Hours33