If you are a certified teacher with at least one year’s teaching experience, the M.A.T. is an option for you.
The program of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) also offers a teaching certificate. Please contact Dr. Sheri Wells-Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
"The M.A.T. degree is for individuals planning to continue a teaching career. The program is available only to individuals who hold a valid teaching certificate. The M.A.T. is designed to meet the needs of classroom teachers who:
- may not require the type of academic preparation currently provided in programs leading to the Master of Arts or Master of Science degrees in their teaching area;
- desire to pursue course work in a discipline in order to improve teaching proficiency;
- can profit from additional professional course work in pedagogy, curriculum development and educational foundations;
- want to update their knowledge and proficiency in the use of research as it relates to their teaching areas.
Applicants to the M.A.T. degree program must have had at least one year’s teaching experience and must hold a valid teaching certificate from the state in which they are teaching.
The M.A.T. degree requires candidates to:
- complete 21 to 27 semester hours in a major field. At least one of the courses in the major must be a seminar at the 6000 level or above;
- complete 8 to 13 semester hours in professional education, including one course in pedagogy.
- thereby completing a total of 35 credits;
- accumulate not more than seven semester hours for course work with grades less than “B”; and
- pass final capstone experience or experiences (e.g., written comprehensive examination, research paper, portfolio, academic equivalent)."
Quoted from the Graduate Catalog (pg 49-50)