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2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Secondary Education Grades 6-12 [English], MAT


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Total Hours Required for Degree:  36

The Secondary Education Grades 6-12 [English], MAT program leads to initial teacher certification, accepts new students only in the fall semester, and is only offered 100% online. All teacher education preparation requirements must be satisfied for this degree (see Teacher Education Preparation Portals ).

Program Admission


By meeting the general requirements for admission  to the William J. Doré, Sr. School of Graduate Studies and the following prerequisites, applicants can enroll in Portal I courses:

  • Possess a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a USDOE-approved institutional accreditor;
  • Have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 at the time of baccalaureate degree conferral; and
  • Achieve one of the following:
    • ACT ≥ 22
    • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math
    • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
      • Reading (#5713) with a score ≥ 156
      • Writing (#5723) with a score ≥ 162
      • Mathematics (#5733) with a score ≥ 150
    • Pass the content-specific examinations in the content area(s) in which they intend to teach (see table below).

In order to be formally admitted into the Master of Arts in Teaching program and progress into Portal II courses, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Achieve one of the following:
    • ACT ≥ 22;
    • SAT ≥ 1100 combined Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math; or
    • Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (pass all three):
      • Reading (#5713) with a score ≥ 156.
      • Writing (#5723) with a score ≥ 162.
      • Mathematics (#5733) with a score ≥ 150.
  • Pass the content-specific examinations in the content area(s) in which they intend to teach:
Content AreaPraxis Exam
AgricultureAgriculture (#5701)
BiologyBiology: Content Knowledge (#5235)
BusinessBusiness Education: Content Knowledge (#5101)
ChemistryChemistry: Content Knowledge (#5245)
ChineseChinese (Mandarin): World Language (#5665)
EnglishEnglish Language Arts: Content and Analysis (#5039)
Environmental ScienceIn lieu of exam, 31 hours in content area
FrenchFrench: World Language (#5174)
LatinIn lieu of exam, 31 hours in content area
MathematicsMathematics: Content Knowledge (#5165)
Social StudiesSocial Studies: Content and Interpretation (#5086)
SpanishSpanish: World Language (#5195)
  • Complete, report, and submit all requirements of the EDUC 599 packet, including both 1) the ACT, SAT, or Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educations exam and 2) the Praxis content exam scores. The packet must be completed by the end of the semester in which the candidate is enrolled in EDUC 599. A prescription plan for the practitioner license (PL) will be provided after the EDUC 599 packet is approved.

The Secondary Education Grades 6-12 [English], MAT program does not accept applicants on a conditional basis.

Term 2: Spring - 6 hours


Note:  EDUC 590 requires 20 field experience hours, and EDUC 624 requires 15 field experience hours.

Term 3: Summer - 9 hours


Note:  EDTC 602 requires 25 field experience hours, and EDUC 525 requires 10 field experience hours.

Term 4: Fall - 8 hours


Note:  EDUC 654 requires 10 field experience hours, EDUC 681 requires 20 field experience hours, and (EDUC 680S requires a minimum of 60% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 6-12 classroom in the area of certification completing residency hours, or EDUC 696S requires 100% of the instructional week in a grade 6-12 classroom in the area of certification as the teacher of record).

Term 5: Spring - 6 hours


Note:  EDUC 640 requires 15 field experience hours, and (EDUC 682S requires 100% of the instructional week in an assigned grade 6-12 classroom in the area of certification completing residency hours, or EDUC 697S requires 100% of the instructional week in a grade 6-12 classroom in the area of certification as the teacher of record).

Note


Students enrolled in EDUC 680E, EDUC 680S, EDUC 682E, EDUC 682S, EDUC 696E, EDUC 696S, EDUC 697E, or EDUC 697S are considered full-time students in the fall and spring semesters to prevent student loans from entering repayment status, for insurance purposes, and for Citizenship and Immigration Services (SEVIS) reporting.

General Notes


  • At least one-half of the total number of credit hours required for a graduate degree, excluding credit for thesis, must be at the 600 level.
  • Credits applied must be earned within 6 calendar years from the time the student first enrolled in the program.
  • No grade below C and not more than 6 credit hours of C work can be applied toward the degree.
  • Only transfer credits with a grade of B or better may be applied toward the degree.
  • All degree and graduation requirements may be found on the Graduate School Regulations  page.

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