M.A. Teaching (Initial License) Elementary Track
MAT Initial Licensure: Elementary Track (eMAT) curriculum overview:
The eMAT is a 67 credit, cohort program.
University courses are closely linked to classroom experience so teacher candidates can explore theories and practices learned in their studies. Cohorts allow candidates to work together to complete the program. Teaching proficiencies that define what teachers should know and be able to do upon completion of the program are threaded through each course. Assessment of the proficiencies occurs through classroom activities, course assignments, teaching evaluations, and production of two work samples.
Your plan of study:
Once admitted to Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Elementary Track, you will work with an advisor to plan the courses you will take and how you will complete the academic requirements of the program. By filing this Program Plan (PDF form), you have a road map for completing your degree and clarity on what to expect.
► Courses for the eMAT Initial Licensure program
eMAT Program Courses (67 credits):
► Course Descriptions
- ED 581 Introduction to ESOL and Bilingual Education (3 credits) Introduction to the field of ESOL and bilingual education. Provides an overview of the principles of second language acquisition, and explores classroom practices that allow English language learners at different proficiency levels to access grade-level content while developing skills in academic and social language.
- ED 615 Critical Inquiry into the Foundational Narratives of Schooling (3 credits) A study of the historical, philosophical and societal foundations of education. Current legal, financial and governing aspects as they relate to education are also explored from a historical and philosophical perspective.
- ED 618 Teaching for Equity, Justice, and Agency (3 credits) Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences paradigm will be used as a foundation for studying multicultural issues in public schools. Students will study the impact of changing demographics and how that impacts curriculum and the classroom.
- ED 624 Rethinking Special Education (3 credits) In-depth study of the diverse student body in today’s secondary classrooms including students identified as Talented and Gifted (TAG), students who are yet learning English (ELL), and students who have identified disabilities.
- ED 643 The Whole Child: Metaphors of Learning and Development (3 credits) Graduate course in educational psychology that focuses on learning. The various attributes of society, the classroom and the child that influence the child’s learning will be examined.
- ED 637 Inquiry into Pedagogy (3 credits)
- ED 638 Curriculum, Assessment, and Reflection (3 credits)
- ED 651 Content Area Literacy (3 credits) A research-based course on the use of language for thinking, problem solving and communicating across subject areas. Includes best-practice teaching strategies that will enable all students to become independent learners.
- ED 652 Integrating Health and Physical Education (3 credits)
- ED 654 Classroom Climate and Environments for Learning (3 credits)
- ED 665 Reading and Writing through Children’s Literature (3 credits)
- ED 674 Integrating the Creative Arts (3 credits)
- ED 685 The Word and the World: Supporting All Learners through Language and Literacy (3 credits)
- ED 686-ED 687 (3 credits each) Capstone and Professional Leadership Seminars
- ED 609 M.A.T. Clinical Experience I (3 credits)
- ED 616 M.A.T. Clinical Experience II (3 credits)
- ED 697 M.A.T. Clinical Experience III (9 credits)