M.A.T. DEGREE PROGRAMS

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Elementary

In order to obtain the M.A.T. in Elementary Education degree, the candidate must complete: a) thirty-six (36) to thirty-nine (39) hours of graduate credit as listed below, and b) certification requirements as listed below:

A. Thirty-six (36) to thirty-nine (39) semester hours as follows:

  • EDUC 511 Methods in Elementary Language Arts and Social Studies
  • EDUC 512 Methods in Elementary Math and Science
  • EDUC 516 Methods of Teaching Students with Special Needs
  • EDUC 519 Human Growth and Development
  • EDUC 522 Classroom Management
  • EDUC 525 Theories of Learning
  • READ 514 Foundations of Literacy
  • READ 515 Teaching Literacy in the Elementary School
  • READ 516 The Language-Disordered Child
  • EDUC 530 Curriculum
  • EDUC 581 Elementary Internship (6 hours) OR
  • EDUC 577 Elementary Student Teaching (9 hours)

B. Completion of all certification requirements as follows:
(Note: Completion of all requirements for certification shall be a prerequisite to awarding the M.A.T. degree. That is, one may become certified without being awarded the M.A.T. degree; however, one may not be awarded the M.A.T. degree without having met all requirements for certification.)

  1. Successfully complete the PRAXIS Principles of Learning and Teaching K-6 examination (0052) with a score of at least 161, PRIOR to Student Teaching or Internship.
  2. Maintenance of the state-required minimum grade point average (must maintain 3.0 in the graduate program with no grades below C and no more than one C).

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Secondary

Students complete this program with certification to teach grades 6-12 in one of the following areas:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • French, German, or Spanish
  • General Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies

In order to obtain the M.A.T. in Secondary Education degree, the candidate must complete: a) thirty-six (36) to thirty-nine (39) hours of graduate credit as listed below, and b) certification requirements as listed below:

A. Thirty-six (36) to thirty-nine (39) semester hours as follows:

  • EDUC 510 Testing and Measurement
  • EDUC 516 Methods of Teaching Students with Special Needs
  • READ 518 Reading in the Content Area
  • EDUC 519 Human Growth and Development
  • EDUC 522 Classroom Management
  • EDUC 525 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 529 Secondary Methods
  • EDUC 530 Curriculum
  • EDUC 531 Curriculum Innovations
  • EDUC 563 Philosophy of Education
  • EDUC 581 Secondary Internship (6 hours) OR
  • EDUC 578 Secondary Student Teaching (9 hours)

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) K-12 Choral Music

In order to obtain the M.A.T. in Music K-12 degree, the candidate must complete: a) thirty-three (33) to thirty-six (36) hours of graduate credit as listed below, and b) certification requirements as listed below.

A.Thirty-three (33) to thirty-six (36) semester hours as follows:

  • EDUC 510 Testing and Measurement
  • EDUC 516 Methods of Teaching Students with Special Needs
  • READ 518 Reading in the Content Area
  • EDUC 519 Human Growth and Development
  • EDUC 522 Classroom Management
  • EDUC 525 Theories of Learning
  • EDUC 530 Curriculum
  • MUS 532 K-12 Choral Music Methods
  • EDUC 563 Philosophy of Education
  • EDUC 584 K-12 Internship (6 hours)
  • OR
  • EDUC 579 K-12 Student Teaching (9 hours)

B. Completion of all certification requirements as follows:
(Note: Completion of all requirements for certification shall be a prerequisite to awarding the M.A.T. degree. That is, one may become certified without being awarded the M.A.T. degree; however, one may not be awarded the M.A.T. degree without having met all requirements for certification.):

  1. Successfully complete the PRAXIS Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 examination (0524) with a passing score as set by LDOE, PRIOR to Student Teaching or Internship.
  2. Secondary candidates certifying in English must successfully complete the PRAXIS II English Pedagogy test with a passing score as set by LDOE, PRIOR to student teaching or internship.
  3. Maintenance of the state-required minimum grade point average (must maintain 3.0 in the graduate program with no grades below C and no more than one C).
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