Graduate School Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education (MAT)
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 I of 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 II the 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.
The Education program coordinator is Dr. Debbie Linville. She can be reached at email@example.com or 336.841.9224. To learn more about Dr. Linville and the Education Graduate Faculty click here. For more information check out the School of Education website or download an informational brochure today!
Tracy Collum is the Education graduate staff liaison. If you would like to tour campus or have general admission questions, you may call Tracy at 336.841.9447 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Degree: Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education
Admission Terms: Fall (August); Spring (January); Summer (June)
Deadlines for Application Materials: All application materials must be received or postmarked by the following deadlines: March 31, 2013 for Summer 2013, June 30, 2013 for Fall 2013 and November 15 2013 for Spring 2014.
Application Materials: Applicants will apply to and submit all admissions requirements for Phase I directly to the Norcross Graduate School. Approval for admission to continue onto Phase II of the program is determined by the School of Education.
Required materials include:
- online application with a nonrefundable $50 application fee;
- an official transcript showing an earned baccalaureate degree as well as official transcripts from all other previously attended colleges (including High Point University);
- applicants must have an acceptable undergraduate GPA (3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale) or documentation of meeting the basic testing requirement for the PRAXIS I (PPST) test battery in reading, writing, and mathematics;
- three reference reports on the forms provided;
- professional resume;
- essay; and
- Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) obtained within the last five years,(GRE Code is 5293; the MAT Code is 1584)
- official score report for PRAXIS II Elementary Education Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessments (Code 0011) and Elementary Education: Content Area Exercises (Code 0012)(as of 2/11);
- candidates must have earned a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 during Phase I of the program;
- successful student teaching internship experience as evidenced by the LEA/IHE Certification of Teaching Capacity; and
- eligibility for a N.C. initial teaching license in Elementary Education for admission to the graduate candidacyand Phase II of the Program (Successful completion of the required Foliotek Electronic Evidences in EDU 5020 and EDU 5230).
Prerequisite Work: None
Comprehensive Examinations: Yes
Class Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Program of Study
|Elementary Core||(12 hours)|
|EDU 5010||Advanced Instructional Technology for the 21st Century|
|EDU 5050||Classroom Organization and Management|
|EDU 5070||Trends and Issues in Education*|
|EDU 5080||Advanced Educational Psychology|
|Instructional Core||(18 hours)|
|EDU 5130||Numerical Representations and Number Concepts in Elementary Mathematics|
|EDU 5131||Literature for Children and Adolescents|
|EDU 5132||Foundations of Writing Instruction|
|EDU 5133||Integrated Principles of Science and Social Studies Instruction|
|EDU 5134||Foundations of Reading Instruction|
|EDU 5135||Diagnosis and Assessment in the Teaching of Reading|
|Elementary Capstone||(6 hours)|
|EDU 5230||Clinical Internship in Elementary Education|
|EDU 5040||Multicultural Education in a Diverse Society|
|Total Hours 36||Initial License in Elementary Education Awarded – Passing Praxis II|
|Elementary Core||(9 hours)|
|EDU 5020||Curriculum Development|
|EDU 5030||Methods of Educational Research|
|EDU 5060||Developing Leaders in 21st Century Schools|
|Total MAT Program||45 hours|
* Candidates enrolled in the MAT program must register for the 3 credit version of EDU 5070.