Program and Degree Requirements


SFR 750


MID 810

Philosophies of Education


Foundations of Middle Level Education

3 hrs

SFR 751


MID 725

Introduction to Teaching and Learning


Advanced Theory & Practice in Teaching Early Adolescents

3 hrs
SFR 781 Applied Educational Research 3 hrs

EDT 662


EDT 665


SCI 662

Educational Applications of Computers in the Classroom


Selection and Utilization of Educational Technology


Teaching Science Using Technology in the Classroom and Laboratory

3 hrs
PSY 710 Psychology of Education 3 hrs
SPE 715 Foundations in Special Education 3 hrs
RDG 710 Content Area Literacy 3 hrs

RDG 624


RDG 640

Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy


Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Literary

3 hrs

SEC 783


SCI 783

Internship in Teaching I: Teaching Practicum


Internship in Teaching Secondary Science I

3 hrs

SEC 784


SCI 784

Internship in Teaching II: Student Teaching


Internship in Teaching Secondary Science II

9 hrs

MoCA Requirements

Beginning Fall 2022, all students must attempt the Missouri Content Assessment(s) a.k.a. MoCA, before the end of their first semester of coursework.  All students must pass the MoCA(s) prior to their student teaching semester.

Research and Comprehensive Examination requirements

Students will enroll in SFR 781 (Applied Educational Research), which will provide instruction on how to utilize and implement educational research to enhance their classroom practice.  This course will introduce students to action research and will culminate in a research project presentation.  This project will satisfy their comprehensive examination requirement. 

Graduation requirements

In addition to requirements established by the Graduate College, MAT candidates are required to:

1. Follow the the current graduate college final grade policy (Students starting with a catalog term before the Fall 2022 term).

2. Obtain a B or higher in all MAT coursework.  A 'B-' is not a 'B or higher'.  (Students starting with a catalog term of Fall 2022 and after).

3. Meet GPA requirements established by Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for educators. 

4. Complete research project and presentation, which satisfies comprehensive examination requirements.

Certification requirements

MAT candidates are required to:

1. Meet all Missouri teacher certification requirements which are in effect at the time of certification.

2. Complete all Professional Education and content courses with a combined (Missouri State and transfer) GPA of 3.00 or higher.

3. Pass the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA).

4. Pass the Missouri Educator Evaluation System (MEES) during student teaching.