About the Program
Our course sequence in the MAT program focuses on Curriculum. Classroom teachers constantly make crucial decisions about curriculum, instruction, and assessment. To be thoughtful decision makers, they need to gain a historical perspective on the conflicting movements — and the politics behind them — that have shaped curriculum in K-12 schools. They need to think about how their own curricular units and lessons represent different views of what students should know and be able to do. New teachers need a carefully structured experience as they learn to design units and lessons that will address the diverse needs and interests of their students.
Classes are offered Monday – Thursday evenings and on some Saturdays. Student teaching begins in the second semester and usually requires two days a week of in-class time in the second semester and five days a week of in-class time in the third semester.
The preliminary teaching credentials offered in conjunction with the Master of Arts in Teaching are: