Curriculum and Instruction M.A.T.

All students must meet the Requirements for the Master's Degree

Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching program for middle level and secondary teachers is designed for those students who aspire to earn both a master's degree and a license to teach in public middle or secondary schools. The program welcomes students from all colleges, and universities who have completed at least an undergraduate degree (BS and BA) in arts and sciences, agriculture or natural resources, who have completed majors in english, social sciences (history, political science, economics or geography), science, mathematics and/or foreign languages (French, Spanish, Latin and Greek). Students will prepare for licensure to teach in grades five through nine for the middle level program or seven through twelve for the secondary program in one or two summers and one academic year.

Specific Requirements

Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Arts in Teaching

Requests for further information and application instructions may be obtained by contacting the Middle Level or Secondary Education coordinator, 405A Waterman Building, (802) 656-1411.

Minimum Degree Requirements

The Master of Arts in Teaching program has two tracks:  Middle level and Secondary level.

Degree requirements for a Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education are as follows:

Students enrolled in the M.A.T. in Secondary Education are required to complete a 31-credit program in education course work and an internship that will prepare them to teach in grades 7-12.  In addition, some students may be required to complete additional content related course work to fulfill content requirements for State of Vermont licensure.

EDSC 207Development:Theory & Applctn3
EDSC 209Practicum in Teaching4
EDSC 215Reading in Secondary Schools3
EDSC 216Curr,Instr&Assmt Sec Schl Tchr3
EDSC 226Teaching Internship9
EDSC 230Teaching for Results3
EDSP 201D2:Foundations of Special Ed3
One of the following teaching methods courses:3
Tchng Science in Sec Schls
Tchg Math in Secondary Schools
Teach English:Secondary School
Tchg Soc Studies in Sec Schls
Tchg Foreign Lang in Sec Schls
Total Program Credit Requirements31

In addition, MAT students will take 2 required teaching exams for licensure:  Praxis Core and Praxis II Content Exams and successfully complete the Vermont State teacher licensure portfolio.

Degree requirements for a Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Level Education are as follows:

Students enrolled in the M.A.T. in Middle Level Teacher Education are required to complete a 30-credit program in education course work with an additional subject methods course to prepare them to teach math, English/Language Arts, Social Studies or Science in grades 5-9.  Students seeking more than one content area endorsement will be required to complete additional methods courses.

EDML 207Adoles Lrng&Beh&Cog Perspect3
EDSP 201D2:Foundations of Special Ed3
EDML 260Teaching Young Adolescents3-6
EDML 261Mid Lev Teaching Practicum II3
EDML 287Content Literacy in Mid Grades3
EDML 285Middle Level Student Teaching9
EDML 286Internship Support Seminar3
EDML 270Middle School Org & Pedagogy3-6
Content Methods Course(s)3-6
Total Program Credit Requirements30

Comprehensive Examination

Both the Middle Level and Secondary Education Comprehensive Examinations include satisfactory completion of Vermont Agency of Education ROPA License Portfolio.

Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Arts in Teaching

Successful completion of any prerequisite courses, and at least 15 graded graduate credits with a 3.00 or better, including all core courses.