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Admissions Requirements


Program and Courses:
* Elementary Strand
* Secondary Strand






Content Area Requirements








Program Overview


The Master of Arts in Teaching is a 39-credit hour program designed to provide initial teacher certification for those with bachelor's degrees in selected fields. Students choose either an elementary or secondary content strand according to their area of emphasis and take 33 credit hours (11 courses) of classes.


After all of the required coursework has been successully completed, students undertake a six credit hour student teaching internship where they will spend 15 weeks in a public school classroom. This in-depth clinical experience in the public school system provides the opportunity to plan, teach, and manage a classroom under the supervision of experienced and certified personnel.


The Master of Arts in Teaching degree involves initial certification, and therefore, is subject to policies and procedures beyond those found in other graduate programs.


MAT Students can pursue certification in the following areas:
Art (Pre K-Adult)
Biology (9-Adult)
General Science (5-Adult)
English (5-Adult)
Physical Education (PreK-Adult)
Health (5-Adult) only with Physical Education
Family & Consumer Sciences (5-Adult)
Mathematics (5-Adult)
Chemistry (9-Adult)
Social Studies (5-Adult)
Elementary Education (K-6)
Spanish (5-Adult)



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