Master of Arts in Teaching

Specializations in English, History/Social Studies, World Languages, Science, Special Education, & Technology Education

Degree Requirements

For official curriculum information and course descriptions, please see the University Catalog

Summer Session I (9 Credits)

ALL CANDIDATES

MAT 510 Research on Teaching Diverse Learners (5 cr.)
MAT 511 Introduction to Special Education (1 cr.)
Online Module: Social Emotional Learning (0 cr.)

SECONDARY ONLY

MAT 519 High Leverage Content in Discipline (3 cr.)

SPECIAL EDUCATION ONLY

LLA 509 Reading Instruction K-12 (3 cr.) 

Summer Session II. (7 Credits)

ALL CANDIDATES

MAT 520 Design and Delivery of Instruction (4 cr.) with Field Experience
Online Module: CT Core Standards

SECONDARY ONLY

MAT 529 Content Pedagogy in Certification I (3 cr.)

SPECIAL EDUCATION ONLY

MAT 516 Special Education Literacy Methods and Evidence-based Practices (3 cr.)

Fall Semester (18 Credits)

ALL CANDIDATES

MAT 530 Meeting the Needs of Special Learners in the Classroom (2 cr.)
LING 521 Meeting the Needs of ELLs in the Classroom (1 cr.)
MAT 534 Creating Productive Learning Environments (3 cr.)
MAT 532 Intervention Capstone I. Reading and Designing Educational Research (3 cr.)
Online module: Dyslexia (0 cr.)
MAT 533 Field Experience in the Certification Area (3 cr.)
Two days or four mornings weekly field experience. University supervisor observations and seminar.
Secondary and Special Education Collaborative Projects.

SECONDARY ONLY

MAT 531 Addressing Literacy and Language Issues in the Classroom (3 cr.)
MAT 539 Content Pedagogy for Secondary II (3 cr.)

SPECIAL EDUCATION ONLY

MAT 517 Special Education Content Methods and Evidence-based Practices (3 cr.)
MAT 515 Advanced Assessment in Special Education (3 cr.)

Spring Semester (12 Credits)

ALL CANDIDATES

MAT 540 Internship in the Certification Area (6 cr.) Student Teaching.
MAT 541 Internship Seminar (3 cr.)

SECONDARY ONLY

MAT 551 Perspectives on Educational Policy and Practice (3 cr.) (fully online course completed early in the semester)

SPECIAL EDUCATION ONLY

MAT 566 Special Education Case Management (3 cr.)

Summer Session I. Second Year (3 Credits)

ALL CANDIDATES

MAT 550 Intervention Capstone II: Conducting and Reporting Teacher Research (3 cr.) (Plan E)

49 Credits

Learning Outcomes

Graduates students in the program will:

  1. Possess strong knowledge of content, content pedagogy, and learner development (typical and atypical).
  2. Create an inclusive and culturally responsive learning environment.
  3. Use data, content knowledge, and evidence-based pedagogical content knowledge to critically examine practice for the purpose of improving student learning.
  4. Design and deliver instructional and assessment strategies that facilitate significant learning for all students including struggling learners and those with disabilities.
  5. Design, deliver, and assess literacy/language strategies to deepen literacy and content learning within the discipline.
  6. Act collaboratively, ethically, and responsibly to ensure student growth and advance the profession.