Graduate & Adult Studies

MAT: K-6 Elementary Education

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree candidates, in addition to meeting the MAT degree requirements, must also meet licensure requirements of the state in which they are planning to teach. The Teacher Education Office will offer information concerning licensure requirements in Tennessee. Those seeking to be licensed in other states are responsible for making sure they are meeting their respective state’s requirements. The Teacher Education Office has the addresses and telephone numbers of all state licensure offices in the United States.

Elementary Education (K-6) 57 hours

I. Pre-Student Teaching: 45 hours

SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours*
EDUC 512 Teaching Health & PE in Elem. School, 3 hrs.
EDUC 524 Techniques for Inclusion of Diverse Learners, 3 hours*
(SPED 508 is prerequisite for EDUC 524)
EDUC 531 Evaluation of Learning, 3 hours
EDUC 533 Educational Technology, 3 hours
EDUC 555 Literacy Development Through Lang. Arts, 3 hrs.*
EDUC 558 Foundations of Education, 3 hours*
EDUC 560 Classroom Management, 3 hours
EDUC 561 Effective Home, School, Community Relations, 3 hours
EDUC 601 Children in Elementary Schools, 3 hrs.*
EDUC 603 K-6 Mathematics Methods, 3 hrs.*
EDUC 605 K-6 Social Studies Methods, 3 hrs.*
EDUC 606 K-6 Science Methods, 3 hrs.*
EDUC 655 Reading Instruction and Assessment, 3 hrs.*
EDUC 630 Educational Research, 3 hours

II. Student Teaching Semester, 9 hours

EDUC 667 Student Teaching: Placement One, 4 hours
EDUC 668 Student Teaching: Placement Two, 4 hours
EDUC 669 Seminar in Student Teaching, 1 hour

III. Research, 3 hrs.

Thesis Option: EDUC 660, Thesis, 3 hours
NOTE: EDUC 631 Research in the Content Field is a prerequisite to EDUC 660,
which will add three hours to the overall number of hours required for the
MAT degree.
Non-Thesis Option: EDUC 600, Integrating Research and Learning, 3 hours

NOTE: All electives must be within the discipline and approved by advisor.


Graduate and Adult Studies
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Jefferson City, TN 37760

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