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  Jun 13, 2024
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) 
2009-2010 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Secondary Education, M.A.T.

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Degree Requirements College of Education 
Initial Teacher Certification Programs   

The M.A.T. degree in secondary education (9-12) is designed for career-changers or those persons deciding to become teachers after graduation from college in an area other than education. These persons may or may not have taken education courses as undergraduates. This degree program in secondary education is offered in conjunction with the College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sport Management and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Degree Requirements

Majors within the M.A.T. degree currently include business education, English, mathematics, social studies (with options in geography, history, and social studies), and science (with options in biology, chemistry, earth science, natural sciences, and physics).

Specific course requirements vary by program, but all must include a minimum of:

Content Area Courses: (15-21 Hours)

Professional Education Courses:

Methods Courses (6 Hours):

At least 6 hours of graduate methods courses, one of which must be a technology course.

Internship and Seminar: (15 Hours)


Each candidate must successfully complete a comprehensive examination as determined by the appropriate M.A.T. degree committee.

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