The Master of Arts in Teaching curriculum equips students with the foundational knowledge, hands-on field experience and teaching strategies to improve student outcomes and be an effective and confident educator in any learning environment.
Combining theory and application, coursework is structured to introduce, reinforce and master different types of learning and approaches to learning.
Gain in-depth knowledge of sociological and psychological theories and their application in the K–12 classroom.
Learn frameworks for differentiating instruction for all learners, especially those with learning disabilities.
Understand different pedagogies to teach linguistically and ethnically diverse students.
Learn language and literacy theories that inform national and global education reform efforts.
Become familiar with learning theories for designing curriculum, teaching and assessing learning.
Understand the role of school, classroom and community social context in teaching and learning.
Blend instructional technology into powerful learning experiences for K–12 learners.
Apply state content standards (including Common Core State Standards if applicable in your state).
Prepare to teach linguistically and ethnically diverse students in urban and high-needs schools.
Utilize language and literacy theories to accommodate language learning styles/needs.
Master applications of theories and instructional methods in collaboration with experienced guiding teachers in a real classroom.
Master subject-matter-specific pedagogies.
Use a video-based practice model and receive feedback from peers and mentors to improve mastery in a field-based classroom setting.
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) and Secondary Single Subject Teaching.