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Department of Educational Foundations & Literacy

Lovinger Building Room 3155
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.8641
Dr. Dawna Lisa (Buchanan) Butterfield, Chair


Master of Arts in Teaching

NEW Online Option! For more information, please click here.

NEW Concentration Area! The Master of Arts in Teaching will have a new concentration available in Educational Theory, starting Fall 2015. The concentration is not focused on teacher certification and is open to international students. Please look for more information soon and/or contact Dr. Terrell Brown (

To be accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program in the Department of Educational Foundations & Literacy, students must: (a) complete an undergraduate degee with a minimum grade-point average of 2.75; and (b) contact Graduate Studies to apply for the MAT. Candidates must submit a certification plan, signed by the Director of Certification, for the purpose of assigning a MAT graduate advisor and identifying the MAT area of concentration.

To complete the MAT, students must: (a) complete EDFL 5900 or an advisor-approved alternative research course within the first 12 hours of their MAT program of study course work; (b) complete EDFL 5100 -- Internship. To enroll in EDFL 5100, MAT students must participate in student teaching or be a contracted teacher and must complete 24 hours of their MAT Program of Study course work (EDFL 5100 is not offered during the summer sessions). A portfolio is required for the internship. There are two concentrations available for the MAT: Middle School and Secondary.

For more information please see our brochure and/or contact:

Dr. Terrell Brown
Assistant Professor and
EdFL Graduate Program Coordinator
Lovinger Building, Room 2206
Phone 660-543-8678


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