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  • M.A.T. with Elementary Education Certification (36 credits) 
    Middle School Content Area Endorsement (additional 4 credits) 

    This concentration within the Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for individuals who have completed a baccalaureate degree in the arts or sciences. Students who complete the certification part of this program will be eligible for an Elementary (K-5) Certification of Eligibility with Advanced Standing. 

    Students may also choose to pursue the dual-certification program to earn a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in K-5 Elementary with a 5-8 subject endorsement. Middle school subject areas include Language Arts/Literacy, Mathematics, and Science, Social Studies, and Spanish.

    Please note that while certification can be earned through completion of thirty appropriate credits, the full master’s degree requires completion of two extra courses (6 credits) in research methods.

    Required Professional Courses for Certification (30 credits)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    EDU 654

    The Urban Challenge in Education

    3

    EDU 628
     
    Learning and Motivation

    3

    EDU 645 Curriculum and Methods

    3

    LTED 607 Reading in the Secondary School

    3

    EDU TBD Adv. Curriculum and Methods (or advised alternative)

    1

    EDU TBD Subject Specific Methods

    2

    EDU 684 Integrating Curriculum and Instruction: Including Diverse Populations

    2

    EDU 693 Educational Assessment

    2

    EDU 500 Classroom Management

    2

    EDU 655 Student Teaching Internship

    2

    EDU 660 Student Teaching Seminar

    2

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.

     

    Additional courses needed to complete the M.A.T. (6 credits)

    Course Number 

     Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    EDU 621

    Research Methods in Education

    3

    EDU 619

    Research Seminar

    3

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.

     

    Additional courses required for the 5-8 Middle School Subject Endorsement (4 credits)

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    EDU 622

    Introduction to Middle Level Education

    3

    EDU 660

    Field Experience: Student Teaching Seminar

    1

    *View our catalog for course descriptions.