Program Profile

MAT Middle Grades (4th -8th)

EMAT 526 Foundations of Education
EMAT 606 Planning & Organizing Instruction in MG
EMAT 620 Adolescent Development & Learning
EMAT 683 Teaching Exceptional Learners

Secondary Professional Core
EDUC 625 Culturally & Educationally Responsive Pedagogy
EMAT 642 Content Area Reading and Writing: Literacy Development for MGE/SEC
EMAT 622 Curriculum, Instruction, & Planning in MG
EMAT 689 Educational Assessment and Research (prerequisite or co-requisite for EMAT 608/609)

Content Area Studies  
Please note: Middle grade candidates must select two content concentration areas.  Each concentration area will include the graduate classes as noted below as well as the specified undergraduate content from the candidate’s previous coursework:

English / Language Arts 
EDEN 655 Young Adult Literature
EMAT 644 Teaching of Language Arts
Students must select four additional undergraduate content courses in English.

Mathematics
EMAT 666 Teaching Math in MGE/SEC
One graduate level 3-hour math content class
One undergraduate course in Calculus
Students must select four additional undergraduate content courses in Math.

Social Studies
EMAT 682 Teaching Social Science for MGE/SEC
One graduate level 3-hour social studies content class
Students must select five approved, additional undergraduate content courses.

Science
EMAT 672 Teaching Science for MGE/SEC
One graduate level 3-hour science content class
Students must select five approved, additional undergraduate content courses.

Field Experiences
EMAT 601 Initial Field Experience 
EMAT 608 Professional Practicum or EMAT 609 Mentored Practicum
EMAT 611 Student Teaching or EMAT 612 Internship

Total hours required for the degree: 40 hours