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M.A.T in Teaching in Middle Grades/Secondary Education

M.A.T. in Middle Grades/Secondary Education Full-Time Student Program Flyer

M.A.T. in Middle Grades/Secondary Education Employed Teachers Program Flyer

Valdosta State University offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) initial certification program in either Middle Grades or Secondary Education, with two curriculum tracks. This program is designed for those who obtained an undergraduate degree in majors other than education.

The Employed Teacher track is for those who are currently teaching on a non-renewable (provisional) certificate. It is designed as a two year program; at the end of the first year a candidate may be recommended for inital renewable certification (T-4) and at the end of the second year a candidate may earn a master's degree (M.A.T.) with a T-5 certification.

The Full-Time Student track of the M.A.T. is a fifth year program beyond a bachelor's degree and is a full-time day time program in which candidates may earn a master's degree (M.A.T.) and renewable teaching certification in four semesters. Cohort groups begin in June or January.

 MAT Full-Time Student Track

(Program of study form)

June cohort

Offered only in:

Course ID

Course Description

Hours

Summer

MSED 7001

Plan for Teaching** - Prerequisite: MGED 2999 or SEED 2999 and completion of content major courses. Corequisite: MSED 7002. Foundation for preparation for teaching and learning. The focus is on designing lessons and assessments, classroom management, effective teachers, and exceptional children. Field experience required.

3

Summer

MSED 7002

Content Methods - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses. Corequisite: MSED 7001. Foundation for the development of a variety of teaching methods appropriate for middle and secondary education. The focus is on the organization and structuring of content for instruction. Forty hours of field experience required.

3

Summer

MSED 7003

MGE & SED School Experiences - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001, and MSED 7002. Nature and needs of the middle grades and secondary students and how contextual factors impact their development and academic success. The focus is on understanding young adults as learners, diversity in the classroom and community, individual learning styles, and special needs of exceptional children. 40 hours of field experience required.

3

Fall

MSED 7004

Reading & Writing for Diverse Populations, 4-12 - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001, MSED 7002, and MSED 7003. Examination of current research relevant to teaching and evaluation of reading and writing in a school environment. Motivating students to read widely and developing vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study skills will be addressed in relation to the school curriculum. Forty hours of field experience required.

3

Fall

MSED 7000

Professional Development Seminar I - The self-assessment of individual student understanding and application of master teacher outcomes. Provides the basis for an individual program of study based on individual needs.

3

Fall

MSED 7020

Curriculum in MG & SEC - Co-requisite MSED 7021. Review of the current status and trends in middle grades and secondary curricula. Analysis of middle grades and secondary curricula and their unique construction, planning, and application.

2

Fall

MSED 7021

Apprenticeship - Co-requisite MSED 7020. Supervised apprenticeship in an appropriate educational setting for certification requirements for the M.A.T. degree program.

1

Spring

MSED 7010

Current Trends & Issues - Prerequisite: MSED 7000. Advanced study of trends and issues in middle grades and secondary education.

3

Spring

MSED 7650

Teaching Practicum - Prerequisite: MSED 7000.

3

Spring

MSED 7040

Evaluation & Assessment - Co-requisite MSED 7041. Basic concepts, methods, and tools of assessment or evaluation. The course is designed so professional educators can combine their initial experience and understanding of students with information regarding their past performances to assess students’ abilities.

1

Spring

MSED 7041

Internship - Co-requisite MSED 7040. Supervised teaching internship in an appropriate educational setting for certification requirements for the M.A.T. degree program.

2

Spring

RSCH 7100

Research – This course provides a study of methods used to conduct educational and educationally-related research and includes critical analysis of selected research articles and research design. Emphasized is the ability to use research and research methods to improve practices in educational and educationally-related settings.

3

Summer

PSYC 7010

Learning & Assessment - Prerequisite: RSCH 7100. This course assists the in-service educator (teacher, administrator, coach, curriculum supervisor, etc.) to understand learning and assessment as they apply in educational settings.

3

Summer

MSED 7800

Professional Development Seminar II - Prerequisites: MSED 7000, MSED 7010, and MSED 7650. Capstone course to be taken within last two semesters of program of study. Analysis of an individual’s teaching plan in relationship to National Board Standards, master’s program outcomes, and school improvement plans.

3

January cohort

Spring

RSCH 7100

Research** – This course provides a study of methods used to conduct educational and educationally-related research and includes critical analysis of selected research articles and research design. Emphasized is the ability to use research and research methods to improve practices in educational and educationally-related settings.

3

Spring

MSED 7002

Content Methods - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses. Corequisite: MSED 7001. Foundation for the development of a variety of teaching methods appropriate for middle and secondary education. The focus is on the organization and structuring of content for instruction. Forty hours of field experience required.

3

Spring

MSED 7010

Current Trends & Issues - Prerequisite: MSED 7000. Advanced study of trends and issues in middle grades and secondary education.

3

Summer

MSED 7001

Plan for Teaching - Prerequisite: MGED 2999 or SEED 2999 and completion of content major courses. Corequisite: MSED 7002. Foundation for preparation for teaching and learning. The focus is on designing lessons and assessments, classroom management, effective teachers, and exceptional children. Field experience required.

3

Summer

PSYC 7010

Learning & Assessment - Prerequisite: RSCH 7100. This course assists the in-service educator (teacher, administrator, coach, curriculum supervisor, etc.) to understand learning and assessment as they apply in educational settings.

3

Summer

MSED 7003

MGE & SED School Experiences - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001, and MSED 7002. Nature and needs of the middle grades and secondary students and how contextual factors impact their development and academic success. The focus is on understanding young adults as learners, diversity in the classroom and community, individual learning styles, and special needs of exceptional children. 40 hours of field experience required.

3

Fall

MSED 7004

Reading & Writing for Diverse Populations, 4-12 - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001, MSED 7002, and MSED 7003. Examination of current research relevant to teaching and evaluation of reading and writing in a school environment. Motivating students to read widely and developing vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study skills will be addressed in relation to the school curriculum. Forty hours of field experience required.

3

Fall

MSED 7000

Professional Development Seminar I - The self-assessment of individual student understanding and application of master teacher outcomes. Provides the basis for an individual program of study based on individual needs.

3

Fall

MSED 7020

Curriculum in MG & SEC - Co-requisite MSED 7021. Review of the current status and trends in middle grades and secondary curricula. Analysis of middle grades and secondary curricula and their unique construction, planning, and application.

2

Fall

MSED 7021

Apprenticeship - Co-requisite MSED 7020. Supervised apprenticeship in an appropriate educational setting for certification requirements for the M.A.T. degree program.

1

Spring

MSED 7040

Evaluation & Assessment - Co-requisite MSED 7041. Basic concepts, methods, and tools of assessment or evaluation. The course is designed so professional educators can combine their initial experience and understanding of students with information regarding their past performances to assess students’ abilities.

1

Spring

MSED 7041

Internship - Co-requisite MSED 7040. Supervised teaching internship in an appropriate educational setting for certification requirements for the M.A.T. degree program.

2

Spring

MSED 7650

Teaching Practicum - Prerequisite: MSED 7000.

3

Spring

MSED 7800

Professional Development Seminar II - Prerequisites: MSED 7000, MSED 7010, and MSED 7650. Capstone course to be taken within last two semesters of program of study. Analysis of an individual’s teaching plan in relationship to National Board Standards, master’s program outcomes, and school improvement plans.

3

      **Prerequisite for PSY 7010

Total Required Hours for the Degree

36

MAT Employed Teachers Track 

(Program of study form)

June cohort

Offered only in:

Course ID

Course Description

Hours

Summer

MSED 7001

Plan for Teaching** - Prerequisite: MGED 2999 or SEED 2999 and completion of content major courses. Corequisite: MSED 7002. Foundation for preparation for teaching and learning. The focus is on designing lessons and assessments, classroom management, effective teachers, and exceptional children. Field experience required.

3

Summer

MSED 7002

Content Methods - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses. Corequisite: MSED 7001. Foundation for the development of a variety of teaching methods appropriate for middle and secondary education. The focus is on the organization and structuring of content for instruction. Forty hours of field experience required.

3

Summer

MSED 7003

MGE & SED School Experiences - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001, and MSED 7002. Nature and needs of the middle grades and secondary students and how contextual factors impact their development and academic success. The focus is on understanding young adults as learners, diversity in the classroom and community, individual learning styles, and special needs of exceptional children. 40 hours of field experience required.

3

Fall

MSED 7005

Teach Internship I - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001 and MSED 7002, consent of Department Head, and employment on a nonrenewable certificate by a school system. The first of two semester-long internships completed in a school classroom.

3

Fall

MSED 7004

Reading & Writing for Diverse Populations, 4-12 - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001, MSED 7002, and MSED 7003. Examination of current research relevant to teaching and evaluation of reading and writing in a school environment. Motivating students to read widely and developing vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study skills will be addressed in relation to the school curriculum. Forty hours of field experience required.

3

Spring

MSED 7006

Teaching Internship II - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001, MSED 7002, MSED 7003, MSED 7005, and consent of Department Head. The second of two semester-long internships completed in a school classroom.

3

January cohort

Spring

MSED 7002

Content Methods - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses. Corequisite: MSED 7001. Foundation for the development of a variety of teaching methods appropriate for middle and secondary education. The focus is on the organization and structuring of content for instruction. Forty hours of field experience required.

3

Spring

MSED 7005

Teach Internship I - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001 and MSED 7002, consent of Department Head, and employment on a nonrenewable certificate by a school system. The first of two semester-long internships completed in a school classroom.

3

Summer

MSED 7001

Plan for Teaching - Prerequisite: MGED 2999 or SEED 2999 and completion of content major courses. Corequisite: MSED 7002. Foundation for preparation for teaching and learning. The focus is on designing lessons and assessments, classroom management, effective teachers, and exceptional children. Field experience required.

3

Summer

MSED 7003

MGE & SED School Experiences - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001, and MSED 7002. Nature and needs of the middle grades and secondary students and how contextual factors impact their development and academic success. The focus is on understanding young adults as learners, diversity in the classroom and community, individual learning styles, and special needs of exceptional children. 40 hours of field experience required.

3

Fall

MSED 7004

Reading & Writing for Diverse Populations, 4-12 - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001, MSED 7002, and MSED 7003. Examination of current research relevant to teaching and evaluation of reading and writing in a school environment. Motivating students to read widely and developing vocabulary, reading comprehension, and study skills will be addressed in relation to the school curriculum. Forty hours of field experience required.

3

Fall

MSED 7006

Teaching Internship II - Prerequisite: Completion of content major courses, MSED 7001, MSED 7002, MSED 7003, MSED 7005, and consent of Department Head. The second of two semester-long internships completed in a school classroom.

3

Masters Courses (18 semester hours)

 

RSCH 7100

Research – This course provides a study of methods used to conduct educational and educationally-related research and includes critical analysis of selected research articles and research design. Emphasized is the ability to use research and research methods to improve practices in educational and educationally-related settings.

3

 

PSYC 7010

Learning & Assessment - Prerequisite: RSCH 7100. This course assists the in-service educator (teacher, administrator, coach, curriculum supervisor, etc.) to understand learning and assessment as they apply in educational settings.

3

Fall

MSED 7000

Professional Development Seminar I - The self-assessment of individual student understanding and application of master teacher outcomes. Provides the basis for an individual program of study based on individual needs.

3

Spring

MSED 7010

Current Trends & Issues - Prerequisite: MSED 7000. Advanced study of trends and issues in middle grades and secondary education.

3

Spring

MSED 7650

Teaching Practicum - Prerequisite: MSED 7000.

3

Spring/Summer

MSED 7800

Professional Development Seminar II - Prerequisites: MSED 7000, MSED 7010, and MSED 7650. Capstone course to be taken within last two semesters of program of study. Analysis of an individual’s teaching plan in relationship to National Board Standards, master’s program outcomes, and school improvement plans.

3

      **Prerequisite for PSY 7010

Total Required Hours for the Degree

36

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