Master of Art In Teaching
The Master of Arts in Teaching Degree Program (MAT) is for individuals matriculating from a non-teacher education bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university to obtain certification to teach at the elementary and secondary level through the Alternate Route. The program has the components of testing, coursework, and a one-year internship. Testing requirements include twenty-one (21) ACT equivalent or achieving the nationally recommended passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators examination, Praxis II: Subject Area Test in the area you want to teach, and the Foundations of Reading if you are on the elementary track. The course work is thirty-three credit hours for completion to obtain AA licensure. A one-year internship is carried out through the designated school teaching and observation by the Teacher Education Department. Each graduate student will be assigned an advisor for course selection and for monitoring progress. During the course work, the students will be exposed to theories in education, subject knowledge, and best teaching practice through the MAT faculty in the Teacher Education Department. Our conceptual model of the teacher is a Holistic Transformer, i.e. the teacher to be a scholar, a facilitator, a reflective thinker, and a responsible professional as well as foster the dispositions expected of a professional teacher.