MAT for In-Service Teachers
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) In-Service track is designed for students who are currently teaching and need to advance a Provisional license. Students will earn a master’s degree in teaching. Initial licensure is obtained through an employment-based practicum outside of the MAT program. Students pursuing this option will apply to the MAT Non-Licensure track and follow the course sequence below.
- EDU 510 Psychological and Social Foundations of Education
- EDU 511 Culturally Relevant Curriculum and Instruction (Co-requisite: EDU 536 Field-Based Experience 1, 30 hours)
- EDU 512 Teaching and Managing Inclusive Classrooms (Field-Based Experience 2, 30-hours).
- EDU 525 Critical Literacies or EDU 552 Sheltered English Immersion (Co-requisite: EDU 538 Field-Based Experience 3, 30 hours)
- EDU 547 Introduction to Special Education
- EDU 601 Sociocultural and Political Contexts of Education
- EDU 602 Inquiry and Research
- 4 Graduate-level Content Courses
*EDU 561 may be substituted for EDU 511 & 547 with permission
Special Education Add-On License Option
- EDU 548 Classroom Management for Mildly and Moderately Disabled Students
- EDU 549 Diagnostic and Remedial Assessment for Mildly and Moderately Disabled Students
Teaching English as a Second Language Concentration
in lieu of 4 content courses
- EDU 651 Language, Culture & Linguistics
- EDU 652 Current Sociolinguistic Issues in TESOL
- EDU 653 Theories of Language Acquisition - Implications for Instruction
- EDU 654 Field Experience: Methods & Materials for Language
Non-degree students: Students may take up to 6 credits prior to acceptance to the program, however to be eligible for financial aid, students must be matriculated. Non-degree students may obtain permission to enter courses by contacting Traci Almeida, Graduate Admissions Coordinator: 508.999.8098 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuition discount for teachers in local districts: Students employed as teachers in local districts are eligible for a 20% tuition discount. Participating districts include Acushnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown/Lakeville, New Bedford, Old Rochester, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Wareham, Westport and Cape Cod. Employment verification must be submitted each semester.
GPA requirements: Candidates must maintain a B average in all EDU courses. No grade less than a B- will be accepted. Additionally, the University requires that all graduate students maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average.