Master of Arts in Teaching (emphasis in Early Childhood Education)

The M.A.T. is designed as a minimum 32 semester credit hour program.

The M.A.T. (emphasis in Early Childhood Education) is a degree offered by College of Professional Education (COPE) in collaboration with the Department of Family Sciences. All post-baccalaureate and graduate students seeking certification must comply with admission standards required by the major department and the COPE. A student in the M.A.T. program will take 9 Family Sciences Early Childhood Education semester credit hours of their choosing (after advising from the Family Sciences 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 - 41 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
READ 5223Introduction to Literacy and Learning EC-83
or READ 5543 Literacy in the Content Areas
Academic Specialization6-9
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.
Field-Based Experience6-12
A full-time, one-semester unpaid professional practicum in a school setting. (All coursework must be completed before beginning student teaching.)
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.)
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 Hours32-41