MAT Degree Requirements / Coursework

M.A.T. Degree Plans:

Elementary (EC-6) Education Certification

(Early Childhood through Grade 6 General Education certification)
36 semester hours

  • EDC 5392             Issues in Diversity
  • EDC 5332             Mathematics in Elementary School
  • EDC 5360             Advanced Elementary Science Curriculum
  • EDC 5300             Advanced Social Studies Methods Elementary School
  • EDC 5304             Problems Teaching Reading
  • TED 4312             Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • EDC 5690             Teaching Associate
  • EDC 5699             Internship
  • EDC 5318             Integrating Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • EDC x3xx             Elective
Middle Grades Education Certification

(Grades 4 – 8 content-specific certification)
36 semester hours

  • EDC 5392             Issues in Diversity (OR TED 4349 Issues in Mathematics)
  • EDC 5303             Models of Teaching
  • EDC 5370             Application of Technology
  • TED 4312             Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • TED 43xx             Content Curriculum (or EDC 53xx)
  • EDC 5691             Teaching Associate
  • EDC 5699             Internship
  • EDC x3xx             Elective
  • EDC x3xx             Elective
  • EDC x3xx             Elective
Secondary Education Certification

(Grades 7 – 12 content-specific certification / Grades 6 – 12 for physical science certification)
36 semester hours

  • EDC 5392             Issues in Diversity
  • EDC 5303             Models of Teaching
  • EDC 5317             Special Techniques in Secondary Schools
  • TED 4312             Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language
  • TED 43xx             Content Curriculum (or EDC 53xx)
  • EDC 5363             Observation and Participation in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • EDC 5390             Seminar in Education
  • EDC 5699             Internship
  • EDC x3xx             Elective
  • EDC x3xx             Elective
  • EDC x3xx             Elective
Special Education Certification*

(All-Level Special Education certification)
*available only as an initial certification
36 semester hours

  • EDP 5332              Human Growth and Development
  • EDP 5366              Psychology of Exceptional Children
  • EDU 5377             Applied Behavior Analysis
  • EDP 5361              Developmental Disabilities
  • EDP 5663              Teaching Associate Special Education
  • EDP 5379              Education of Students with Mod/Severe
  • EDU 5371             Assessment of Students
  • EDU 5662             Internship SPED
  • EDU 5354             Curriculum Differentiation
  • EDU 5374             Literacy for Learners with Exceptionalities
Twice Exceptionalities Certification*

(All-Level Special Education and Gifted-Talented Supplemental certifications)
*available only as an initial certification
36 semester hours

  • EDP 5332              Human Growth and Development
  • EDP 5366              Psychology of Exceptional Children
  • EDU 5377             Applied Behavior Analysis
  • EDP x3xx              Gifted Education elective
  • EDP 5361              Developmental Disabilities
    or EDP 5379         Ed of Students with Mod/Severe
  • EDU 5650             Teaching Associate SPED with Gifted Education
  • EDU 5371             Assessment of Students
  • EDU 5652             Internship SPED with Gifted Education
  •  EDU 5354            Curriculum Differentiation
  • EDU 5374             Literacy for Learners with Exceptionalities