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M.A.T. in Teaching Elementary Education (K-6)

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is an accelerated teacher licensure program that is designed for candidates who already hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The 45-hour program of study includes an initial 36-hour sequence of courses in 21st century teaching and learning, technology, and methodology which culminates in a capstone student teaching internship experience. During PHASE Iof the program post-baccalaureate courses allow candidates to complete the requirements for an initial N.C. teaching license in Elementary Education K-6, including student teaching. At the completion of PHASE I and the candidate’s passing scores on the Praxis II Specialty Examination in Elementary Education, the individual is eligible for the “A” (initial) N.C. teaching license. Should the individual choose not to proceed to PHASE II, he/she has completed the requirements for the initial teaching license in Elementary Education K-6 only.

The individual choosing to receive the MAT degree in Elementary Education K-6 must apply for graduate candidacy and be admitted to PHASE II of the program. In PHASE IIthe candidate enrolls in an additional 9 hours of graduate coursework in order to complete the remaining requirements for the MAT degree and to be eligible for the “M” level N.C. license in Elementary Education K-6. Coursework includes research methods, educational leadership, and curriculum development. The Elementary Education Comprehensive Examination is also required at the completion of these 9 hours.

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M.A.T. Program in Mathematics 9-12

This program is for current High Point University undergraduate students majoring in Mathematics.

The HPU Master of Arts in Teaching Mathematics program is designed for those students in the undergraduate Mathematics program who have proven academic success in the first three years of study. During the senior year while completing their undergraduate studies, the student will be enrolled in nine hours of graduate course work which will count towards Phase I.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Secondary Mathematics 9-12 is an accelerated teacher licensure program designed for candidates who already hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution. The 45 hour program includes two phases. During Phase I, the initial 36 hour sequence of courses will focus on 21st century teaching and learning which culminates in a capstone student teachingexperience.Successful completion of Phase I is designed to lead to the initial teaching license in Secondary Mathematics (9-12) upon passing the required Praxis II Specialty Area Exam in Mathematics:Content Knowledge and Mathematics:Pedagogy. Should the individual choose not to proceed to Phase II, he/she will have completed the requirements for the initial teaching license in Secondary Mathematics 9-12.

The individual choosing to receive the MAT degree must apply for graduate candidacy and be admitted to Phase II of the program. In Phase II the candidate enrolls in an additional 9 hours of graduate coursework in order to complete the remaining requirements for the MAT and be eligible of the “M” level NC license in Secondary Mathematics 9-12.

For more information contact Dr. Rob Harger.

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