Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Licensure
Inspiring the teachers of tomorrow
MAT course descriptions
ED 534 Content Pedagogy I (3 credits) Course is designed to introduce experimentation with teaching strategies within specific academic disciplines and to promote interaction among students, discussions regarding methodology, professionalism and research in their academic disciplines.
ED 536 Content Pedagogy II (3 credits) Course focuses on continued application and practice of teaching strategies within academic disciplines with an increasing emphasis on integration across content areas. Throughout the course, there will be an attempt to keep teacher's formal presentations to a minimum.
ED 609 MAT: Field-Based Practicum (3 credits) Allows students the opportunity to observe the workings of a public school by interviewing school personnel, attending faculty meetings and extracurricular activities and participating in the mentor's assigned duties.
ED 615 Social Foundations of Education (3 credits) A study of the historical, philosophical and societal foundations of education. Current legal, financial and governing aspects as they relate to education are also explored from a historical and philosophical perspective.
ED 616 MAT: Student Teaching (3 credits) Students will continue their field work from the previous term. During this extended student teaching practicum, a work sample will be produced.
ED 618 Multicultural Education (3 credits) Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences paradigm will be used as a foundation for studying multicultural issues in public schools. Students will study the impact of changing demographics and how that impacts curriculum and the classroom.
ED 622 Curriculum, Assessment, and Management I (3 credits) Course will help students to develop assessment, instructional, and management strategies in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of instruction in various classroom settings using the framework of teacher work sampling. The basics of lesson planning, differentiation, and classroom management will be covered.
ED 623 Curriculum, Assessment, and Management II (3 credits) Course will help students to develop assessment, instructional, and management strategies in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of instruction in various classroom settings using the framework of teacher work sampling. The basics of lesson planning, instructional methods, assessment planning, differentiation, and classroom management will be covered.
ED 624 Special Populations Seminar (3 credits) In-depth study of the diverse student body in today's secondary classrooms including students identified as Talented and Gifted (TAG), students who are yet learning English (ELL), and students who have identified disabilities.
ED 643 Secondary Learning and Development (3 credits) Graduate course in educational psychology that focuses on learning. The various attributes of society, the classroom and the child that influence the child's learning will be examined.
ED 651 Content Area Literacy (3 credits) A research-based course on the use of language for thinking, problem solving and communicating across subject areas. Includes best-practice teaching strategies that will enable all students to become independent learners.
ED 656 Professional Seminar I (1 credit) Students will begin their engagement in developing a learning community that will span their four terms in the MAT program.
ED 657 Professional Seminar II (2 credits) Students will work within the learning community of their MAT cohort, engaging at an emerging level in the Action Research process that will lead eventually to a professional project and capstone experience.
ED 658 Professional Seminar III (3 credits) Students will design and carry out an Action Research project that will culminate in a professional project and capstone experience.
ED 659 Professional Seminar IV (3 credits) Students will design and present the action research project, this presentation making up the capstone experience. Students will prepare to enter the teaching profession by interacting with professionals already in the educational field and by studying special topics such as TSPC requirements.
ED 697 MAT: Student Teaching (9 credits) An extended preservice teaching experience within a public school setting in the student's primary level of authorization.
Computer Science Education (2 or 3 credits) Students choose one 3-credit course or two 1-credit courses to meet the CSE requirement of the MAT program. For CSE course descriptions, click here.