Graduate Teacher Education

MAT: Middle Childhood

Earn your initial license and Master's Degree concurrently.

Middle Childhood Education (51 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 517 Educational and Assistive Technology (3)

EDUC 528* Learning Differences and Exceptionalities (3)
EDUC 536* Co-Teaching and Collaboration in Education (2)
EDUC 550 Child, Adolescent and Youth Development (3)
EDCU 555* Proactive Approaches to Classroom Management and Support (2)
EDUC 561* Middle Childhood Professional Practices I (3)
EDUC 568 Assessment in Education (3)

EDUC 624 Middle Childhood Clinical Practice (8)
EDUC 627.4 Middle Childhood Professional Practices II and Seminar (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 554* Middle Childhood Mathematics Methods (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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