Program Requirements

M.A.T. Middle Grades Education Program Requirements

Foundational Classes (0-9 hours)

EMAT 526 Foundations of Education
EMAT 618 Child & Adolescent Development & 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 & Organizing Instruction in Middle Grades Education
EDUC 625 Culturally & Educationally Responsive Pedagogy
EMAT 642 Content Area Reading and Writing: Literacy Development for Middle Grades Education/Secondary Education
EMAT 622 Curriculum & Instruction: Middle Grades Education
EMAT 689 Educational Assessment and Research

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

Language Arts
EMAT 644 Teaching Language Arts/Middle Grades Education

Mathematics
EMAT 666 Teaching Math in Middle Grades Education/Secondary Education

Science
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
EMAT 608/609 Professional Practicum/Mentored Practicum
EMAT 611/612 Student Teaching/Internship

Minimum degree requirements: 31 hours

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