The MAT – Grades PreK-Adult can be earned with teaching specializations in Art Education, Physical Education, or Music Education. In addition to the courses required for the teaching specialization (as outlined through the transcript analysis), the student must earn 39 hours in professional education courses:

Foundations of Education and Technology – 15 credit hours

  • EDF 621 Educational Research and Writing or EDF 625 Qualitative Research in Education (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 660 Philosophy of Education, EDF 665 Sociology of American Schools, or EDF 615 History of Education in the United States (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 616 Advanced Studies in Human Development or EDF 619 Educational Psychology (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 537 MAT Level I Clinical Experience (0 hrs.)
  • CIEC 534 – Applications Software in the Classroom Curriculum Area, CIEC 600 Instructional Design and Technology, or CIEC 635 Using the Internet in the Classroom (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 612 Educational Evaluation or EDF 636 Classroom Assessment (3 hrs.)

Curriculum and Instruction – 24 credit hours

  • CI 503 Methods and Materials of Teaching in the Middle Childhood Grades (3 hrs.)
  • CISP 510 Introduction to Instruction Practices/Exceptional Children (3 hrs.)
  • CISP 521  Children with Exceptionalities (3 hrs.)
  • CI 515 Integrated Methods and Materials: Secondary Education (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 637 MAT Level II Clinical Experience (0 hrs.)
  • CI 624 Advanced Instructional Strategies (3 hrs.)
  • CI 631 Current Influences on Early Childhood Education (3 hrs.)
  • CIRG 644 Literacy in the Content Area (3 hrs.)
  • EDF 677 MAT Level III Clinical Experience (3-9 hrs.)