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Master of Arts in Teaching

The purpose of Southeastern’s proposed Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is to produce graduates who demonstrate academic and practical excellence in their respective fields. Through quality instruction grounded in current research, candidates will develop the professional knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to be highly qualified and highly effective teachers. The proposed program will be offered online and in a hybrid format.

Statement of Objectives

The proposed program will prepare candidates to become more effective teachers, both in Oklahoma and north Texas. It will provide candidates with the knowledge and skills aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The proposed program will incorporate courses that will provide candidates with the opportunity to complete “field-based”, authentic assignments aligned to the NBPTS core propositions and standards. The principle outcome of this program is that each candidate will not only be highly qualified, but will also be a highly effective teacher in the classroom.
The conceptual framework of the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is grounded in the standards identified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The curriculum is aligned with the National Board Certification process and the following NBPTS Five Core Propositions:

  • Teachers are committed to students and their learning.
  • Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students.
  • Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning.
  • Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience.
  • Teachers are members of learning communities

The NBPTS provides the MAT program with a practical set of standards and assessments that can guarantee that teach¬ers are well prepared and ready to teach. These standards place an “emphasis on student and teacher performance is profoundly influencing the ways that teachers are selected, prepared, licensed, and recognized.”

Course Requirements

Research Component………………………………….4 hours
EDUC 5203 Introduction to Education Research
must be taken concurrently with either:
XXXX 5990 Research (Prefix will vary by department)

OR

EDUC 5990 Research

Professional Teaching Core ………………………28 hours
Knowledge of Students (8 hours)
EDUC 5174 Advanced Educational Psychology of Adolescents
EDUC 5184 Teaching Students with Diverse Learning Needs
Knowledge of Subjects and How to Teach Those Subjects (4 hours)
EDUC 5153 Teaching Strategies
must be taken concurrently with either:
XXXX 5960 Directed Reading Teaching Strategies (prefix varies by core subject)

OR

EDUC 5960 Directed Reading Teaching Strategies
Managing and Monitoring Student Learning (8 hours)
EDUC 5113 Fundamentals of Curriculum Development
must be taken concurrently with either:
XXXX 5970 Special Studies: Curriculum Development (prefix varies)

OR

EDUC 5970 Special Studies: Curriculum Development
EDUC 5414 Student and Program Assessment and Evaluation
Systematically Thinking about Practice (4 hours)
EDUC 5514 Professionalism, Reflection, and Ethical Practice
Learning Communities (4 hours)
EDUC 5614 Collaboration between Families, Communities, and Schools

No cross-listed courses permitted in the MAT

Total Hours……………………………………………….32 hours