Master of Arts in Teaching (emphasis in Art Education)

The M.A.T. is designed as a minimum 32 semester credit hour program. Students wishing to seek art teacher certification at the graduate level should contact the College of Professional Education about the M.A.T. with an emphasis in Art Education. All post-baccalaureate and graduate students seeking certification must comply with admission standards required by the major department and the College of Professional Education. 

The M.A.T. (emphasis in Art Education) is a degree offered by COPE in collaboration with the Department of Visual Arts.   A student in the M.A.T. program will take 9 Art Education semester credit hours of their choosing (after advising from the Visual Arts faculty.)  The remaining credits are determined and administered by COPE and are as follows:

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program of Study (32 or 38 minimum semester credit hours)

Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities
EDUC 5113Foundations of Teaching and Learning3
EDUC 5123Learning Theory, Development, and Research3
EDUC 5131Technology in Assessment and Instruction1
EDUC 5133Assessment and Instructional Design and Delivery for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 5143Effective Design and Management of the Classroom Environment (EC-12)3
EDUC 5173Diversity in the Classroom3
Academic Specialization
This is coursework in the field of study. Students will take the Texas Exam of Educator Standards (TExES) in their field of study before or during their first semester in the program.9
Field-Based Experience
A full-time, one-semester unpaid professional practicum in a school setting. (All coursework must be completed before beginning student teaching.)
OR
A full-time, two-semester internship (6 semester credit hours) in a school setting in which the student is employed and paid as the teacher of record. (This option requires that 12 semester credit hours of pedagogy courses must be completed.)6-12
Professional Portfolio and Final Assessment
Each student will maintain a professional portfolio throughout her or his program. The completed portfolio must be submitted for evaluation prior to graduation.1
Total Semester Credit Hours32-38