2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin 
    
    Aug 05, 2020  
2019-2020 Graduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Master of Arts in Teaching with Initial Licensure: 5-12 Social Studies


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MAT Program Overview


Designed for working adults, this degree program provides initial licensure leading to a master’s degree in a supportive learning environment. Faculty have K-12 experience and a commitment to helping you become a successful teacher. Learn hands-on applications in an integrated curriculum focusing on urban, multicultural issues.

Field placements are integrated throughout the program so you practice what you learn in your courses as you progress toward full-time student teaching. You will develop the skills, content, and confidence to be a highly qualified teaching professional. Graduate education classes typically meet once a week in the evening. Some daytime classes are also available. You may attend the program on a full-time or part-time basis, according to your preferred pace of study.

After successfully completing the courses listed in an individually-developed course planner, students apply for acceptance to student teaching. Upon successful completion of the license requirements, students are recommended for state licensure. Students must maintain a 3.0 overall GPA and earn a B- or higher in all licensure courses. Refer to the student handbook for program details and requirements.

There is a 7-year limit for students to complete licensure requirements, including passing student-teaching and applying for MN licensure. A student has an additional 7 years to complete the MAT degree.

 

State Testing Requirements


  • MTLE: NES Essential Academic Skills Test (see your advisor for equivalents)
  • MTLE: Secondary Pedagogy 5-12 (sub test 1 and sub test 2)
  • MTLE: Social Studies 5-12 (sub test 1 and sub test 2)

Content Requirements - Social Studies


Concentration Courses


Six courses in one concentration area from one of the subject areas listed above. At least one of the six courses must be at the 5000 level and at least one must be at the 3000 level. This concentration must also include the methodology course in the discipline from among the options below.

Note: Courses listed above are counted toward the concentration area.

Degree Completion Requirements


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