Master of Arts in Teaching
AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING [33 Credit Hours]
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Barbara Peterson 931-221-6468
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) provides opportunities for persons who hold baccalaureate degrees to complete initial teacher licensure requirements and a master’s degree concurrently. This degree program is not available to persons who already hold a professional teaching license. However, persons teaching on a transitional license may qualify for admission to the M.A.T. degree program. Note: Students wishing to be licensed in Art, and Health and Human Performance, should follow this plan. Students wishing to be licensed in Music must complete the Master’s in Music Education with license.
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.75
- Official scores on the General test of the Graduate Record Examination with minimum 142 verbal and 139 quantitative scores
Degree: Master of Arts in Teaching
Concentration: Secondary Education 7-12
EDUC 5500 Foundations of Education (3)
EDUC 5501 Models of Teaching (3)
EDUC 5520 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society (3)
EDUC 5530 Classroom Assessment (3)
EDUC 5540 Instructional Tech Strategies (3)
EDUC 5550 Teaching and Learning (3)
SPED 5550 Trends/Issues in Special Education (3)
EDUC 5000 Research in Education (3)
EDUC 5080 Classroom Management (3)
RDG 5040 Content Area Reading (3)
Additional Requirements for Licensure:
Test Code 30624 (7-12) Principles of Learning and Teaching (minimum score 155) is required for all secondary majors. Go to www.ets.org to review required test by subject area.
Students must complete student teaching or complete transitional licensure requirements for this degree.
Students must complete four milestones while completing this program. Milestone I will be completed while in Educ 5500, Milestone II in Educ 5501, Milestone III in Educ 5080 and Milestone IV while clinical teaching or while teaching on a transitional contract.
Courses with Prerequisites:
Educ 5500 is to be taken the first term of enrollment.
Educ 5501 is to be taken the term after Educ 5500.
Educ 5530 should be taken after Educ 5501
Educ 5080 should be taken the last term before clinical teaching.
Important note: Educ 5501 is not available in summer.
Educ 5940 is the capstone course for this program and must be taken the last term of enrollment. It is offered fall and spring semesters as it requires interaction in the local schools. Milestone III is prerequisite.
Research Plan I:
A. Completion of Educ 5000 – Educational Research
B. Completion of edTPA Capstone Project