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MAT - Middle Grades (6-8) Science and Mathematics

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. 

Middle Grades (6-8) Science and Mathematics, 51 hours

I. Pre-Student Teaching: 42 hours

EDUC 531 Evaluation of Learning, 3 hours
EDUC 533 Educational Technology, 3 hours
EDUC 536 Using Books with Children and Adolescents, 3 hours
EDUC 558 Foundations of Education, 3 hours*
EDUC 560 Classroom Management, 3 hours
EDUC 561 Effective Home, School, Community Relations, 3 hours
EDUC 602 Children in the Middle Grades, 3 hours*
EDUC 603 K-8 Mathematics Methods, 3 hours*
EDUC 606 K-8 Science Methods, 3 hours*
EDUC 622 Diagnosis & Correction of Reading Problems, 3 hours
EDUC 655 K-8 Literacy Methods, 3 hours*
EDUC 630 Educational Research, 3 hours
SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours*
SPED 524 Techniques for Inclusion of Diverse Learners, 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 hours

Thesis Option: EDUC 660, Thesis, 3 hours -or-
Non-Thesis Option: EDUC 635, Integrating Research and Learning, 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.


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