Program Requirements

M.A.T. in Middle Grades Education Program Requirements

Foundational Classes (0–9 hours)

EMAT 526 Foundations of Education
EMAT 618 Child and Adolescent Development and Learning
EMAT 683 Teaching Exceptional Learners

Foundation courses may be waived with approved undergraduate or graduate equivalent classes.

Content Concentrations and Methods Classes (18 hours)

EDUC 606 Planning and Organizing Instruction in Middle Grades Education
EMAT 622 Curriculum and Instruction: Middle Grades Education
EDUC 625 Culturally and Educationally Responsive Pedagogy
EMAT 642 Literacy in the Disciplines
EMAT 689 Educational Assessment and Research

Middle Grades teaching certification requires one area of content concentration below:

Language Arts
EMAT 645 Teaching English Language Arts

EMAT 666 Teaching Math in Middle Grades Education/Secondary Education

EMAT 672 Teaching Science for Middle Grades Education/Secondary Education

Social Science
EMAT 682 Teaching Social Science for Middle Grades Education/Secondary Education

Field Experiences (13 hours)

EMAT 601 Initial Field Experience (Pre-Requisite)
EMAT 608/609 Professional Practicum/Mentored Practicum
EMAT 611/612 Student Teaching/Internship

Minimum degree requirements: 31 hours

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