Graduate Teacher Education

MAT: Middle Childhood

Earn your initial license and Master's Degree concurrently.

Middle Childhood Education (47 credit hours) prepares individuals to teach children grades 4-9 in two of the following content areas: math, science, language arts and reading, and social studies.

EDUC 500* Social Foundations of Education (3)
EDUC 528* Learning Differences and Exceptionalities (3)
EDUC 550 Educational Psychology (3)
EDUC 555 Proactive Approaches to Classroom Management (3)
EDUC 561* Middle Childhood Professional Practices I (3)
EDUC 568 Assessment in Education (3)

Choose Two of the Following Content Courses: 
EDUC 551* Middle Childhood Social Studies Methods (3)
EDUC 552* Middle Childhood Science Methods (3)
EDUC 553* Middle Childhood Language Arts Methods (3)
EDUC 624 Middle Childhood Clinical Practice (8)
EDUC 627.4 Middle Childhood Professional Practices II and Seminar (3)

Previous reading coursework may satisfy reading course requirements 
EDUC 521 Phonics and the Reading Process (3)
EDUC 522* Middle Childhood Reading Methods (3)
EDUC 523* Content Area Literacy (3)
EDUC 524* Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3)

*Additional field hours are required 

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For a complete listing of MAT requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Graduate Catalog (pdf).

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