Students may also enhance their degree with the following certificate programs:
The Master of Arts in Teaching curriculum equips students with the foundational knowledge, hands-on field experience and teaching strategies to integrate the Common Core standards, improve student outcomes and be an effective and confident educator in any learning environment.
The coursework is divided into the following four categories:
|Foundations Courses||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 Courses||Lay the foundation for teaching linguistically and ethnically diverse students in urban and high-needs schools. Courses prepare students to understand and demonstrate their expertise in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment, environment, advocacy, critical thinking and discourse, and reflection and inquiry.|
|Language and Literacy Courses||Ground students in the theories of language and literacy for both primary and second language learners. Language and literacy issues are at the forefront of educational reform efforts nationally and globally.|
|Fieldwork and Capstone||Students in the MAT program integrate fieldwork throughout their program. Students are placed in local classrooms in which they not only observe but also apply what they learn in the MAT program in real-life classroom settings.
Beginning teachers will demonstrate skills by completing Guided Practice, our version of student teaching, under the mentorship of a Guiding Teacher.
Experienced teachers will demonstrate their knowledge and skills developed throughout the program with the completion of a comprehensive Capstone project.
Concentrations in the MAT program are designed to allow students to focus their study on the content area of their choice. We offer concentrations in Multiple Subject Teaching (Elementary), Secondary English, Secondary Mathematics, Secondary Science and Secondary Social Science.