The MAT program has the following four components that are designed to build on the applicant's prior academic and school experience.
Core Requirements | 12 credits
The core requirements of the MAT degree focus on the broad foundation of knowledge and skills required of all effective educators. The three areas of study in the core are:
Foundations: A course in history or philosophy of education, or social foundations of education - 3 credits
Expressive/Receptive Communication: An advanced reading methods course or a course in content or professional development course in writing or personal or professional effectiveness - 6 credits
Seminar: Students may fulfill this requirement only after the completion of a minimum of 24 credits in MAT studies. Students select from several course options designed to assist them in analyzing and integrating their knowledge of teaching - 3 credits
Concentration | 12 credits
Students select courses for focused study in their area of interest.
Electives | 6 credits
Subject to faculty advisor's approval.
Culminating Requirement | 3 credits
Select one of the following:
- Comprehensive exam after the completion of 30 credits - 3 credits
- Master's thesis or project - 3 credits
- Professional seminar (For Interns or Non-Interns) - 3 credits