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7-12 Licensure M.A.T.



Secondary Education

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.



Degree:          Master of Arts in Teaching

Major:                        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:

Testing Requirements:

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.

Clinical teaching:

Students must complete student teaching or complete transitional licensure requirements for this degree.

Milestone Review:

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.

Capstone Course: 

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

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