Courses

In the Master of Arts in Teaching program, you’ll follow a prescribed series of courses for the area of specialization you choose. In addition to degree requirements, MAT degree candidates must also meet Tennessee licensure requirements.

  • Elementary Education (K-5)
    Elementary Education (K-5)

    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.

     

    Elementary Education (K-5) 57 hours

    I. Pre-Student Teaching: 45 hours

    EDUC 512 Teaching Health & PE in K-6, 3 hrs.
    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-8 Mathematics Methods, 3 hrs.*
    EDUC 605 K-8 Social Studies Methods, 3 hrs.*
    EDUC 606 K-8 Science Methods, 3 hrs.*
    EDUC 630 Educational Research, 3 hours
    EDUC 655 K-6 Literacy Methods, 3 hrs.*
    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 hrs.

    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.

    *Practicum

  • Middle Grades (6-8) Language Arts & Social Studies
    Middle Grades (6-8) Language Arts & Social Studies

    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) Language Arts & Social Studies 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 618 K-8 Social Studies 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.

    *Practicum

  • Middle Grades (6-8) Science & Mathematics
    Middle Grades (6-8) Science & 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.

    *Practicum

     

  • Secondary Education (6-12 or K-12)
    Secondary Education (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.

    *Practicum

  • Special Education Comprehensive
    Special Education Comprehensive

    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.

    Special Education, Comprehensive, K-12 43 hours

    I. Pre-Student Teaching, Comprehensive, 33 hours

    EDUC 533 Educational Technology, 3 hours
    EDUC 558 Foundations of Education, 3 hours*
    EDUC 566 Issues in Human Development, 3 hours
    EDUC 622 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems, 3 hours
    EDUC 630 Educational Research, 3 hours
    EDUC 655 K-6 Literacy Methods, 3 hrs.*
    SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours*
    SPED 509 Transition and Vocation Education, 1 hour
    SPED 617 Characteristics/Needs of Low Incidence Disabilities 3 hours
    SPED 619 Assessment and Diagnosis of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours
    SPED 625 Managing Challenging Behaviors, 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. Post Student Teaching, 3 hrs.

    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.

    *Practicum

  • Special Education Interventionist K-8
    Special Education Interventionist K-8

    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.

    Special Education, Interventionist, K-8 45 hours

    I. Pre-Student Teaching

    EDUC 533 Educational Technology, 3 hours
    EDUC 558 Foundations of Education, 3 hours*
    EDUC 566 Issues in Human Development, 3 hours
    EDUC 622 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems, 3 hours
    EDUC 630 Educational Research, 3 hours
    EDUC 655 K-6 Literacy Methods, 3 hrs.*
    SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours*
    SPED 524 Techniques for the Inclusion of Diverse Learners, 3 hours
    SPED 616 Characteristics/Needs of Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 hours
    SPED 619 Assessment and Diagnosis of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours
    SPED 625 Managing Challenging Behaviors, 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. Post Student Teaching, 3 hrs.

    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.

    *Practicum

  • Special Education Interventionist 6-12
    Special Education Interventionist 6-12

    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.

    Special Education, Interventionist, 6-12 43 hours

    I. Pre-Student Teaching

    EDUC 533 Educational Technology, 3 hours
    EDUC 558 Foundations of Education, 3 hours*
    EDUC 566 Issues in Human Development, 3 hours
    EDUC 622 Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems, 3 hours
    EDUC 630 Educational Research, 3 hours
    SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours*
    SPED 509 Transition and Vocation Education , 1 hour
    SPED 524 Techniques for the Inclusion of Diverse Learners, 3 hours
    SPED 616 Characteristics/Needs of Mild/Moderate Disabilities 3 hours
    SPED 619 Assessment and Diagnosis of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours
    SPED 625 Managing Challenging Behaviors, 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. Post Student Teaching, 3 hrs.

    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.

    *Practicum

     

  • English as a Second Language (K-12) or ESL Summer Only Program
    English as a Second Language (K-12) or ESL Summer Only Program

    The Master of Arts in Teaching: English as a Second Language (MAT-ESL) program is to prepare committed, caring, and competent ESL educators for service in the United States and internationally.

    Students are admitted at the beginning of the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters.

    Carson-Newman offers a 36-semester-hour MAT-ESL program (non-licensure), initial teaching licensure in ESL and add-on endorsement in ESL programs.  The MAT-ESL program blends theory and practice to prepare ESL teachers for a variety of classroom settings.

    English as a Second Language without Licensure, 36 hours

    I. Linguistics, 12 hours

    TESL 565 Language and Culture, 3 hours
    TESL 566 English Phonology, 3 hours
    TESL 567 English Syntax, 3 hours
    TESL 568 Language Acquisition, 3 hours

    II. Pedagogy, 15 hours

    TESL 580 TESL Curriculum, 3 hours
    TESL 581 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language, 3 hours
    TESL 582 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language, 3 hours
    TESL 583 Evaluation of Language Learning, 3 hours
    TESL 584 Practicum in TESL, 3 hours

    III. Research

    Non-Thesis Option, 9 hours
    EDUC/TESL Electives, 6 hours
    TESL 600 Research in TESL, 3 hours
          -or-
    Thesis Option, 9 hours
    EDUC 630 Educational Research, 3 hours
    EDUC 631 Research in the Content Field, 3 hours
    EDUC 660, Thesis, 3 hours

    English as a Second Language with K-12 Licensure, 36-48 hours

    I. Linguistics, 12 hours

    TESL 565 Language and Culture, 3 hours
    TESL 566 English Phonology, 3 hours
    TESL 567 English Syntax, 3 hours
    TESL 568 Language Acquisition, 3 hours

    II. Pedagogy, 12 hours

    TESL 580 TESL Curriculum, 3 hours
    TESL 581 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language, 3 hours
    TESL 582 Methods of Teaching English as a Second Language, 3 hours
    TESL 583 Evaluation of Language Learning, 3 hours

    III. Licensure Requirement, 9 hours

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

    IV. Research Requirement, 3 hours

    TESL 600 Research in TESL, 3 hours

    In addition, students seeking initial Tennessee licensure in ESL must add the following hours of licensure requirements if state competencies have not been met through previous coursework which must be approved by the Carson-Newman Department of Education

    Professional Education, 12 hours

    EDUC 533 Educational Technology, 3 hours
    EDUC 558 Foundations of Education, 3 hours*
    EDUC 566 Issues in Human Development, 3 hours
    SPED 508 Survey of Persons with Exceptionalities, 3 hours*

    *Practicum

    Additional Requirements:
    Foreign language requirement: "Teachers will have had the experience of learning a second language equivalent to at least six semester hours of college level study. This experience may include (but is not limited to): completion of intensive language training by the Peace Corps, passing the PRAXIS II subject assessment in a second language, or a foreign language teaching credential from Tennessee of another state." (ESL Guidelines, Tennessee Department of Education)

     

    M.A.T. - ESL Summer Only Program

    Students can earn the MAT-ESL degree (non-licensure) after two summers of on-campus study plus the completion of 12-credit-hours through online enrollment at Carson-Newman (two elective courses plus TESL 584 and TESL 600).

    Licensed teachers in Tennessee can complete the 21-credit-hours required for add-on endorsement in ESL in two summers of on-campus study.

    Accommodation and cafeteria services are available during summer terms.

Master of Arts in Teaching

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Contact

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1646 Russell Ave.
Jefferson City, TN 37760
P 800-678-9061
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