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Master of Arts

Teaching

Secondary and Middle School

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree program Secondary and Middle School concentrations is an advanced degree designed to provide a base of sound theoretical and practical pedagogical knowledge for post-baccalaureate students interested in the teaching profession in middle or secondary school settings. This degree program is offered through the Department of Educational Foundation & Literacy. The program is approved by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

Requirements for Acceptance into the Program

To be accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program Secondary and Middle School concentrations in the Department of Educational Foundations and Literacy, students must: (a) complete an undergraduate degree with a minimum cumulative 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 adviser and identifying the MAT area of concentration.

Program Requirements

Middle School Concentration Requirements (30 credit hours)
EDFL 5100 Internship I 3
EDFL 5120 Advanced Foundations of Education 3
EDFL 5130 Middle School Foundations 3
EDFL 5200 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
EDFL 5208 Content Area Literacy 3
EDFL 5210 Assessment Literacy Development 3
EDFL 5300 Advanced Assessment & Evaluation 3
EDFL 5320 Curriculum Development & Assessment 3
EDFL 5440 Middle School Curriculum & Instruction 3
EDFL 5900 Introduction to Research 3

Secondary Concentration Requirements (30 credit hours)
EDFL 5100 Internship I 3
EDFL 5120 Advanced Foundations of Education 3
EDFL 5200 Advanced Educational Psychology 3
EDFL 5208 Content Area Literacy 3
EDFL 5300 Advanced Assessment & Evaluation 3
EDFL 5320 Curriculum Development & Assessment 3
EDFL 5330 Classroom Discipline & Motivation 3
EDFL 5340 Contemporary Instruction: Theory & Practice 3
EDFL 5900 Introduction to Research 3

Department Approved Graduate Elective 3

* To complete the MAT, students must complete EDFL 5900 or an adviser approved alternative research course within the first 12 hours of their MAT program of study course work. For candidates with the Secondary and Middle School concentrations, they must complete EDFL 5100 – MAT Internship. To enroll in EDFL 5100, MAT candidates 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 semester).

Although the MAT is available as a fully online program, a selection of the courses can also be taken face-to-face at the UCM Summit Center.

Questions About the Program

Dr. Terrell Brown

Program Coordinator

tbrown@ucmo.edu

660-543-8678

 


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