Academically Rigorous Curriculum
We understand the challenges that today’s teachers face and are dedicated to transforming education. In developing the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program, we looked at the issues teachers are currently dealing with in today’s classrooms and developed a curriculum that addresses these problems of practice. The result is a curriculum that integrates theory effectively with classroom practice in the 21st century.
Coursework is divided into four broad categories that provide students with theoretical foundations, teaching strategies and the practical experiences necessary to make a difference in schools across the country.
|Foundations||Provide in-depth knowledge in sociological and psychological theories and their application in the classroom. Foundations classes also introduce students to the latest strategies for infusing technology into instruction.|
|Teaching Methods||Lay the foundation for teaching linguistically and ethnically diverse students in urban schools. Courses introduce students to planning, implementing, and assessing instruction across all content areas.|
|Language and Literacy||Ground students in the theories of language and literacy for both primary and second language learners and the application of these concepts across all content areas. Language and literacy issues are at the forefront of educational reform efforts nationally and globally.|
|Supervised Field Experience and Guided Practice||Supervised field experiences are an integral part of most MAT courses. From the beginning of the program, students are placed in local classrooms to learn practical applications of theories and instructional methods from experienced teachers. Students who seek certification complete student teaching, also known as Guided Practice.|
The program is comprised of a minimum of 32 units. The program can be completed in 15 to 20 months (over the course of 4 15-week terms) on a full-time basis or up to three years on a part-time basis.
If your goal is to also earn your teaching credential, you will complete 2 terms of Guided Practice, our version of Student Teaching, which includes 2 10-week sessions in a classroom.
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