Curriculum and Instruction M.A.T.
All students must meet the Requirements for the Master's Degree
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, computer science 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.
Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Arts in Teaching
All applicants to the Secondary Education Licensure Masters Preparation Program must meet the following entrance criteria:
- A major or its equivalent in a State-approved licensing area (see below).
- A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework as well as a 3.0 in the State-approved licensing area (major).
- A demonstrated commitment to working with young people.
- Applications are due February 1st
State-Approved Licensing Areas:
Sciences: Biological Science, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics
Social Studies: Geography, History, Political Science, Economics
Languages: French, German, Latin, Spanish
All applicants to the Middle Level Teacher Education Program must meet the following general entrance criteria:
- A general education background based on those studies known as liberal arts, which embrace the broad areas of the social and behavioral sciences, mathematics, biological and physical sciences, the humanities, and the arts.
- A minimum of 18 credit hours in one academic discipline.
The following are State of Vermont approved disciplines:
- A demonstrated commitment to working with children and young people
- A minimum overall grade point average of 3.0 in undergraduate coursework and in the academic disciplines.
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 207||Development:Theory & Applctn||3|
|EDSC 209||Practicum in Teaching||4|
|EDSC 215||Reading in Secondary Schools||3|
|EDSC 216||Curr,Instr&Assmt Sec Schl Tchr||3|
|EDSC 226||Teaching Internship||9|
|EDSC 230||Teaching for Results||3|
|EDSP 201||D2:Foundations of Special Ed||3|
|One of the following teaching methods courses:||3|
|Tchng Science in Sec Schls|
|QR:Tchg Math in Sec Schls|
|Teach English:Secondary School|
|Tchg Soc Studies in Sec Schls|
|Tchg Foreign Lang in Sec Schls|
|Tching Computer Science in Sec|
|Total Program Credit Requirements||31|
In addition, MAT students will take 2 required teaching exams for licensure: Praxis Core and Praxis II Content Exams and successfully complete the Vermont 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 207||Adoles Lrng&Beh&Cog Perspect||3|
|EDSS 200||Contemporary Issues (Social Justice Education)||3|
|EDSP 201||D2:Foundations of Special Ed||3|
|EDML 260||Teaching Young Adolescents||3-6|
|EDML 261||Mid Lev Teaching Practicum II||3|
|EDML 270||Middle School Org & Pedagogy||3-6|
|EDML 285||Middle Level Student Teaching||9|
|EDML 286||Internship Support Seminar||3|
|Content Methods Course(s)||3-6|
|Total Program Credit Requirements||33|
Both the Middle Level and Secondary Education Comprehensive Examinations include satisfactory completion of the Vermont Licensure Portfolio (or its equivalent) submitted near the end of program course work.
Requirements for Advancement to Candidacy for the Degree of Master of Arts in Teaching
Successful completion of any prerequisite courses, and at least 12 graded graduate credits with a 3.00 or better, including all core courses.