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MAT Course Descriptions

500 Assessment and Action Research. (3) An introduction to assessment at the secondary level. Students design, apply, and interpret the results of measurements. Test formats, the correlation of test items with learning objectives and the interpretation of teacher-made and standardized test results are addressed. F

508 Foundations in Literacy. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) An introductory course to literacy and its role in secondary schools and society. Candidates will research literacy by defining it and directly relating it to their field. An overview of literacy education topics including assessment, testing, equity, and multiple literacies will also be surveyed. SU

510 Secondary Adolescent Development and Management. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) Course includes the management of the classroom environment and learning processes as applied to secondary adolescent development. Attention is given to theories and best practices and includes a clinical experience. F

515 Teaching in Diverse Classroom Settings. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) Study of the diverse population of students in today’s classrooms. Alternative methods of instruction and evaluation of concepts and skill development will be presented. A clinical field experience in public schools is included. F

518 Reading and Writing in the Content Area. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program and EDSC 508) A literacy methods course designed for candidates to learn general literacy instructional techniques and assessment strategies. Candidates will use these techniques and strategies to design a content-area instructional unit complete with an accompanying text set and assessments. Attention is given to addressing reading difficulties and enhancing reading skills necessary for effective teaching of content area materials. F

546 Foundations of Secondary Education. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) A study of the principles of curriculum development in schools today as related to standards-based instruction and assessment. Attention is given to the teacher’s role in understanding curriculum, theory behind curriculum development, and implementing  standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment. SU

547 Principles and Methods of Teaching English. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) A study of methods, techniques and materials appropriate to teaching English. A clinical experience in public schools is included. F

548 Principles and Methods of Teaching Foreign Language. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) Study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching Foreign Language. The student is expected to plan, implement, and evaluate specific lessons using various resources and techniques. A clinical experience in public schools is included. As Needed

549 Principles and Methods of Teaching Social Studies. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) Study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching Social Studies. A clinical experience in public schools is included. F

552 Principles and Methods of Teaching Mathematics. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) Study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching mathematics. A clinical experience in public schools is included. F

553 Principles and Methods of Teaching Science. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) Study of methods, techniques, and materials appropriate to teaching science. A clinical experience in public schools is included. F

580 Internship Seminar. (3) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program) (Coreq: EDSC 590) Candidates will meet periodically with their University supervisor and with other candidates to establish links between the theoretical principles taught in the methods course and the practical application of these theories during the internship. F, S

590 Internship. (9) (Prereq: Admission to MAT Degree Program, Passing PRAXIS II Scores) (Coreq: EDSC 580) Supervised teaching experience. Interns will be assigned to schools for a period of no fewer than 60 instructional days. F, S