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MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING

Pursue initial licensure and earn a graduate degree through our innovative inquiry-based Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program or choose to earn a graduate degree in education without certification to meet your own professional goals and objectives.

Course Requirements

Candidates for the M.A.T. degree must complete a minimum of 36 credits with a cumulative Quality Point Average of at least 3.0 with no more than three letter grades less than B-. Candidates for initial teacher certification must meet all additional Pennsylvania Department of Education Certification Requirements, including undergraduate content area courses, graduate education courses, and passing scores on the PECT Pre-Service Academic Performance Assessment (PAPA) in reading, writing, and mathematics and the appropriate Praxis Series examinations.

All certification candidates are required to submit annually the FBI Federal Criminal History Record, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and PA Child Abuse History clearance, all which clearly state “NO RECORD EXISTS.”

See below for specific requirements for the following certifications:

Foundations of Teacher Action Research

  • The Teacher as Inquirer (EDUC 500) (Three credits; Fall; Ziegenfuss)
  • The Teacher as Researcher (EDUC 506) Prerequisite: EDUC 500 with B or higher. (Three credits; Spring; Shosh)
  • The Teacher as Evaluator (EDUC 508) (Three credits; Summer; Ziegenfuss)

Candidates pursuing the M.A.T. with Initial Licensure Complete Additional Required Certification Courses From:

500-level courses

  • 501 Young Adult Literature
  • 502.2 Intro. to the Education of English Language Learners
  • 503 Student Development and Instructional Design
  • 507 Culture, Community, and Diversity: Introduction to Critical Teaching
  • 510 Child Development and Cognition I: Prenatal to Five
  • 511 Child Development and Cognition II: Six to Nine Years
  • 512 Data-Driven Analysis and Decision Making in Early Childhood Education
  • 513.2 Creative Expression (the Arts) 514.2 Music and Movement
  • 516 Early Childhood Education Theories, Practices, and Family Partnerships
  • 518.2 Movement, Health, and Safety Education for Young Children
  • 520.2 Interventions for Middle-Level Learners
  • 521 Language Arts for Children, Pre-K to 4th Grade
  • 522 Emerging Language and Literacy, Pre-K to 4th Grade
  • 523 Pre-K to 4 Instructional Strategies for Scientific Reasoning
  • 524 Pre-K to 4 Social Studies
  • 525 Pre-K to 4 Instructional Strategies for Math Thinking
  • 530.2 Computer Technology in the Classroom
  • 534 Including Students with Disabilities
  • 540 Reflective Teaching in Secondary Schools
  • 543 Art Education and Child Development
  • 550 Social Studies for Middle-Level Learners
  • 551 Science for Middle-Level Learners
  • 552 Mathematics for Middle-Level Learners
  • 553 Literacy for the Middle-Level Learner
  • 558.2 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience I
  • 559.2 Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience II
  • 560, 561, 562, 564, 565 Curriculum and Instruction in the Secondary Content Areas
  • 560 English
  • 561 Foreign Languages
  • 562 Mathematics
  • 564 Science
  • 565 Social Studies 
  • 566 Curriculum and Instruction in Art Education
  • 567 Teaching Music to Children
  • 568 Teaching Music to Adolescents and Adults
  • 570 Seminar for Early Childhood Educators: Advocacy, Ethics, Leadership, Collaboration
  • 571 Issues in Middle-Level Education
  • 574.2 Music Education Seminar
  • 575-577 Student Teaching
  • 578 Seminar in Secondary Teaching
  • 579 Seminar for Art Student Teachers
  • 586.2 Early Field Experience

Candidates pursuing the M.A.T. without initial licensure complete four (4) 600-level courses chosen from:

  • 600 Best Practices in Online Teaching
  • 601 Online Teacher as Instructional Designer
  • 602 Online Teaching for the Online Learner
  • 603 The Online Endorsement Capstone Practicum
  • 605 Media Production: The Power of Digital Publication
  • 606 Reading and Writing across the Curriculum
  • 607 Digital Alternatives to Test Preparation
  • 609 Teaching Grammar in the Context of Writing
  • 610 Differentiating Instruction
  • 612 Literacy Seminar in New Zealand
  • 614 English Education in London, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon, and York
  • 615 High Achieving Learners in the Regular Classroom
  • 616 Drama in Education
  • 617 Special Education: Identification and Effective Intervention
  • 618 Effective Inclusionary Practices
  • 620 A Constructivist Approach to Teaching Mathematics
  • 622 School Law and Professional Ethics
  • 623 Special Education Processes and Procedures
  • 624 Educating Students with Disabilities and Exceptionalities
  • 625 Making History Live: New Approaches to History Teaching
  • 626 Comprehensive Literacy Practices for Grades Pre-K–4
  • 627 Comprehensive Literacy Practices for Grades 4-8
  • 628 Literature Circles
  • 629 The Literacy Specialist
  • 630 Managing the Constructivist Classroom
  • 633 Teaching Mathematics K-8 with a Problem-Solving Approach
  • 635 Assessment in Mathematics K-6
  • 637 Making Meaning in Mathematics
  • 640 Environmental Science Education
  • 650 Sociology of Education
  • 653 Transforming Classroom Instruction through Curriculum Mapping
  • 655 Standards-Based Curriculum Design
  • 658 Building a Culture of Learning
  • 660 Literacy and Resistance in Secondary Schools
  • 667 Teacher Supervision and Evaluation
  • 668 Data-Driven Instructional Decision-Making
  • 669 Organizational Leadership
  • 670 Language Acquisition and Development
  • 671 ESL Curriculum and Instruction
  • 672 ESL Learner, Family, and Community
  • 673 ESL Assessment and Support
  • 674 The ESL Specialist
  • 675 World Language Curriculum and Instruction
  • 676 Literacy Assessment and Evaluation

Additional special topics courses have been offered in music, technology, mathematics, science, and literacy.

Curriculum Development and Action Research (EDUC 700)

Prerequisite: M.Ed. Degree candidacy with the completion of 500-series and 600-series requirements with QPA of 3.0 or higher. (Three credits; Spring; Grove)

Writing a Review of Educational Research (EDUC 701)

Prerequisite: EDUC 700 with B or higher. (Three credits; Summer; Shosh)

Reflective Practice Seminar (EDUC 702) Prerequisite: EDUC 700 with B or higher. (Three credits; Fall; Shosh)

Action Research Thesis (EDUC 704-705) Prerequisite: EDUC 702 with B or higher. (Three credits each; Spring; Shosh, Grove, and Dilendik)