MAT Program Requirements

The innovative teacher licensure program is designed to develop highly competent and caring professionals to serve in educational leadership roles. The program is designed around the following five core principles:

The 33-semester hours program is comprised of 27 semester hours in professional education competency areas and 6 hours in the academic specialization. The M.A.T. in Secondary Education is offered in the following specialties: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. (Spanish for licensure grades K-12 is under consideration).

1. Core (9 hours)

SEC 510 Diverse Learners and Special Needs (3)
SEC 520 Instructional Design, Technology, and Leadership (3)
SEC 528 Secondary School Organization (3) (includes 20 hours of field experience)

2. Pedagogical Expertise (6 hours)

SEC 503-06 Methods Courses (3) (includes 30 hours of field experience)
SEC 511 ESL Concepts for Secondary Teachers (3)

3. Professional Development (12 hours)

SEC 500 Field Experience in Secondary Schools (3)
SEC 509 Internship in Secondary Schools (6 )
SEC 521 Seminar on Teaching, Learning, and Leadership (3)

Academic Specialization

All content area courses must be approved by advisor

A. ENGLISH—(6 hours)

• Two Courses – Advisor Recommendations (6)

B. HISTORY —(6 hours)

• Two Courses – Advisor Recommendations (6)

C. MATHEMATICS —(6 hours)

• Two Courses – Advisor Recommendations (6)

D. SCIENCE —(6 hours)

• Two Courses – Advisor Recommendations (6)



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