The MAT is a 56-57 credit, cohort program. Students complete 39 credits of MAT program coursework, 15 credits of practicum and student teaching, and either 2 or 3 credits of Computer Science Education coursework.
Students also have the option to pursue the ESOL or ESOL/Bilingual endorsement as a secondary endorsement while enrolled in certain MAT cohorts (both online cohorts and the March campus-based cohort are eligible).
University courses are closely linked to classroom experience so teacher candidates can explore theories and practices learned in their studies. Cohorts allow candidates to work together to complete the program. Teaching proficiencies that define what teachers should know and be able to do upon completion of the program are threaded through each course. Assessment of the proficiencies occurs through classroom activities, course assignments, teaching evaluations, and production of two work samples.
Once admitted to Master of Arts in Teaching, you will work with an advisor to plan the courses you will take and how you will complete the academic requirements of the program. By filing this Program Plan (PDF form), you have a road map for completing your degree and clarity on what to expect.
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