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Graduate Catalog 2020-2021

Master of Arts in Teaching with Mathematics 4-8 Certification

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The graduate plan in Teaching leads to the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. Students completing this degree plan are eligible for Math 4-8 teacher certification. This degree consists of a minimum of 36-37 hours.

Students who meet the graduate admissions requirements to the College of Education (COE) (see Graduate Admissions Requirements) must meet additional requirements prior to being admitted to the MAT program. Each applicant must:

  • have a GPA of 2.750 over the last 60 hours; and
  • provide proof of achieving a passing score on the Mathematics 4-8 state assessment.
Check prerequisites before enrolling in any course.
Required MAT Courses (24 hours)
LLLS 5531 Critical Reading and Thinking
Credit Hours: 3
SILC 6030 Foundations of Multicultural Education
Credit Hours: 3
SPED 5030 Survey of Individual Differences
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 5030 Models of Teaching
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 5034 Management Strategies for Creating a Positive Learning Environment
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 5333 Teaching Mathematics in the 4-8 Classroom
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 5431 Nature of the Middle Level Learner
Credit Hours: 3
TCED 6031 Application of Technology in the Classroom
Credit Hours: 3
Electives (6 hours)
Select 6 hours of electives in consultation with academic adviser.
MATH 5031 Problem-Solving Strategies
Credit Hours: 3
MATH 5033 Instructional Applications of Algebra
MATH 5034 Geometry Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
MATH 5035 Precalculus Courses for Mathematics Teachers of Grades 10-14
Credit Hours: 3
MATH 5037 Technology for Mathematics Curriculum
Credit Hours: 3
Other Course (0-1 hour)
TCED 5010 Professional Preparation Seminar
Credit Hours: 1

Additional Information

Students not passing the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibility state assessment by the final semester of this plan must also enroll in and successfully complete this course.
Capstone Experience (6 hours)
TCED 6769 Clinical Teaching
Credit Hours: 6