Program Profile

Foundational Classes
EMAT 526: Foundations of Education
EMAT 606: Planning & Organizing Instruction in MGE
EMAT 620: Adolescent Development & Learning
EMAT 683: Teaching Exceptional Learners

Content Area and Methods Classes
EDUC 625: Culturally and Educationallly Responsive Pedagogy
EMAT 642: Content Area Reading and Writing: Literacy Development for MGE/SEC
To be taken prior to student teaching/internship:
EMAT 622: Curriculum & Planning in MGE
EMAT 689: Educational Assessment and Research

Content Area Studies  
Please note: Middle grades candidate
must select two content concentration areas of 18 semester hours each. Each concentration area is based on a combination of undergraduate and graduate content classes and methods classes as listed.

Language Arts
EMAT 644: Teaching Language Arts through Writing in MGE

Mathematics
EMAT 666: Teaching Math in MGE/SEC

Science
EMAT 672: Teaching Science in MGE/SEC

Social Science
EMAT 682: Teaching Social Science in MG/SEC

Field Experiences
EMAT 601: Initial Field Experience
EMAT 608: Practicum or EMAT 609: Mentored Practicum (3 credits, fall or spring only; candidates must complete this field experience in grades 6-8 in one of their concentration areas.)
EMAT 611: Student Teaching or EMAT 612: Internship (9 credits, fall or spring only; candidates must complete this field experience in grades 6-8 in one of their concentration areas.)

Note: With advisor guidance, MGE candidates with concentrations in math, science,
or social science will complete at least one additional graduate level content area class
(beyond the content methods class) in each concentration for the M.A.T. degree.

Total hours required for the degree: 34 hours