MAT Degree Requirements / Coursework

*indicates additional program courses required for certification       

Twice Exceptionalities

(All-Level Special Education and Gifted-Talented Supplemental certifications): TWE
36 hour MAT
36 hour program

  • EDP 5332 Human Growth and Development
  • EDP 5366 Psychology of Exceptional Children
  • EDP 5377 Applied Behavior Analysis
  • EDP 4350 Introduction to the Gifted Child
  • TED 4312 ESL or elective
  • EDU 5350 Teaching Associate SPED with Gifted Education
  • EDU 4375 Mathematics for Learners with Exceptionalities (Integrated with EDP 5350)
  • EDU 5371 Assessment of Students
  • EDU 5652 Internship SPED with Gifted Education
  • EDU 5354 Curriculum Differentiation
  • EDU 4374 Literacy for Learners with Exceptionalities
Special Education

(All-Level Special Education certification): SEDA
36 hour MAT
39 hour program

  • EDP 5332 Human Growth and Development
  • EDP 5332 Human Growth and Development
  • EDP 5366 Psychology of Exceptional Children
  • EDP 5377 Applied Behavior Analysis
  • EDP 4361 Developmental Disabilities
  • EDP 5364 Teaching Associate special education (mod/severe)
  • EDP 5363 Teaching Associate Special Education
  • EDP 5379 Education of Students with Mod/Severe*
  • EDU 4375 Math for Learners with Exceptionalities
  • EDU 4374 Literacy for Learners with Exceptionalities
  • EDU 5371 Assessment of Students
  • EDP 5662 Internship
  • EDU 5354 Curriculum Differentiation​​
Elementary (EC-6) Education

(Early Childhood – Grade 6 General Education certification): ELE
36 hour MAT
36 hour program

  • EDC 5392 Issues in Diversity
  • EDC 5332 Mathematics in Elementary School
  • EDC 5360 Science in Elementary School
  • EDC 5300 Adv. Social Studies Methods Elementary School
  • EDC 5304 Problems Teaching Reading
  • EDC 5310 Discipline and Classroom Management
  • EDC 5690 Teaching Associate
  • EDC 5699 Internship
  • EDC 5318 Integrating Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • EDC X3XX Elective
Elementary (EC-6) Education with Gifted-Talented Supplemental

(Early Childhood - Grade 6 General Education and G/T supplemental certifications): ELGT
36 hour MAT
45 hour program

  • EDP 5332 Human Growth and Development
  • EDP 5366 Psychology of Exceptional Children
  • EDP 4350 Introduction to the Gifted Child *
  • EDP 5377 Applied Behavior Analysis
  • EDC 5332 Mathematics in Elementary School
  • EDC 5360 Science in Elementary School
  • EDC 5300 Adv. Social Studies Methods in Elementary School
  • EDC 5304 Problems Teaching Reading
  • EDU 5650 Teaching Associate EC-6 with Gifted Ed
  • EDU 5651 Internship EC-6 with Gifted Ed *
  • EDC 5318 Integrating Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • EDU 5354 Curriculum Differentiation
  • EDU 5371 Assessment of Students
Elementary (EC-6) Education with Special Education Supplemental

(Early Childhood - Grade 6 General Education and EC-6 SPED supplemental certifications): ELSE
36 hour MAT
48 hour program

  • EDP 5332 Human Growth and Development
  • EDP 5366 Psychology of Exceptional Children
  • EDP 5377 Applied Behavior Analysis
  • EDU 5354 Curriculum Differentiation
  • EDC 5332 Mathematics in Elementary School
  • EDU 4375 Mathematics for Learners with Exceptionalities
  • EDC 5360 Science in Elementary School
  • EDC 5300 Adv. Social Studies Methods in Elementary School
  • EDC 5304 Problems Teaching Reading
  • EDC 5318 Integrating Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • EDP 4370 Literacy for Learners with Exceptionalities
  • EDU 5371 Assessment of Students
  • EDU5690 Teaching Associate EC-6 with SPED*
  • EDU 5662 Internship EC-6 with SPED*
Middle Grades Education

(Grades 4-8 content-specific certification): MLE
36 hour MAT
36 hour program

  • EDC 5392 Issues in Diversity
  • EDC 5303 Models of Teaching
  • EDC 5370 Technology Integration
  • EDC 5310 Discipline and Classroom Management
  • TED 43XX/EDC 53XX Content Curriculum
  • TED 5342 Data Analysis and Instruction
  • EDC 5691 Teaching Associate
  • EDC 5699 Internship
  • EDC 5363 Observation and Participation in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • EDC X3XX elective (4000 or 5000 level) in curriculum, research, instructional leadership, technology, or professional growth
Secondary Education

(Grades 7-12 content-specific certification / 6-12 for physical science certification): SLE
36 hour MAT
36 hour program

  • EDC 5392 Issues in Diversity
  • EDC 5303 Models of Teaching
  • EDC 5317 Special Techniques in Secondary Schools
  • EDC 5310 Discipline and Classroom Management
  • TED 43XX/EDC 53XX Content Curriculum
  • EDC 5390 Teaching Associate Seminar
  • EDC 5699 Internship
  • EDC 5350 Teaching for Understanding (or graduate level content course)
  • EDC 5363 Observation and Participation in Middle and Secondary Schools
  • EDC X3XX elective (4000 or 5000 level) in curriculum, research, instructional leadership, technology, or professional growth
  • EDC X3XX elective (4000 or 5000 level) in curriculum, research, instructional leadership, technology, or professional growth