Curriculum and Instruction M.A.T. AMP
All students must meet the Requirements for the Accelerated Master's Degree Programs
The Accelerated Master’s Entry Program leading to an M.A. in Teaching for middle level and secondary 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. Students will prepare for licensure to teach in grades five through nine or seven through twelve in one summer and academic year.
UVM students who are in their third year of study for a Bachelor's degree may apply to the Accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Following acceptance by the Graduate College, these students may complete 9 credits of graduate-level course work, that may be counted toward both the minimum requirements for the M.A.T. as well as toward the undergraduate degree. Qualified candidates will need a major or its equivalent in an approved licensing area.
Requests for further information and application instructions may be obtained by contacting the Middle Level or Secondary Education Program; 411 Waterman Building, (802) 656-1411.
Requirements for Admission to Graduate Studies for the Degree of Master of Arts in Teaching
All applicants to the Accelerated Master’s Program in Curriculum and Instruction must meet the following entrance criteria:
For Middle Level Education, a minor or its equivalent in one of the following areas:
- English, Science, Social Studies or Mathematics.
For Secondary Education, a major or its equivalent in a state-approved licensing area:
- Sciences: Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics
- Social Studies: Geography, History, Political Science, Economics
- English, Mathematics, French, German, Latin, Spanish, or Computer Science
For both Middle Level and Secondary Education:
- A minimum overall grade point average of 3.00 in a State-approved licensing area (see above)
- A demonstrated commitment to working with young people
Minimum Degree Requirements
AMP students may use up to 9 credits of graduate level courses taken at UVM toward both the bachelor’s and M.A.T. Some programs specify the courses that must be taken; for other programs it is determined individually. In all cases, students must be admitted by the Graduate College before taking any courses that will apply to the master’s degree, i.e., all courses used for the master’s degree must be taken after formal admission to the AMP program.
The M.A.T. program has two tracks: Middle Level Education and Secondary Level Education.
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 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 licensure. Secondary students pursuing an endorsement at the secondary level in World Languages must also complete the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and score at the Advanced Low level.
|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||Internship: Student Teaching||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|
|EDSC 237||Tching Computer Science in Sec||3|
|Total Program Credit Requirements||31|
Degree requirements for a M.A.T. in Middle Level Education are as follows:
Students enrolled in the M.A.T. in Middle Level Teacher Education are required to complete a 33-36 credit program in education course work that will prepare them to teach math, English/language arts, Social Studies or Science in grades 5-9. Some students may be required to complete additional course work to fulfill content endorsement requirements for licensure.
|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||3|
For both tracks, the comprehensive examination is the satisfactory completion of the Vermont Licensure Portfolio (or its equivalent) submitted near the end of 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.