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M.A.T. - Secondary Ed. (6-12 or K-12)

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.

Licensure areas are:  Biology, Business, Child and Family Studies, Chemistry, English, Family and Consumer Science, French, Government, History, Mathematics, Music-Instrumental, Music-Vocal, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Theatre, and Visual Arts.

Secondary 6-12 or K-12 Education 45 hours

I. Pre-Student Teaching: 30 hours DATE GRADE

EDUC 520 Content-Area Methods for 6-12 Classrooms, 3 hours*
EDUC 531 Evaluation of Learning, 3 hours
EDUC 533 Educational Technology, 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 566 Issues in Human Development, 3 hrs.
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*

*Students seeking licensure in music, art, physical education, special education, and family
and consumer sciences education take methods courses offered by the respective departments.

NOTE: Those seeking licensure in English in Tennessee must take EDUC 655, K-6 Literacy Methods, 3 hours,
to meet state licensure requirements.

II. Student Teaching Semester, 9 hrs.

EDUC 667 Student Teaching: Placement One, 4 hrs.
EDUC 668 Student Teaching: Placement Two, 4 hrs.
EDUC 669 Seminar in Student Teaching, 1 hr.

III. Research and Post-Student Teaching, 6 hrs. (may be completed prior to or during student teaching)

EDUC 671 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies, 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.

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


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