Program and Degree Requirements


EDC 786 Research Seminar in Education

EDT 662 Educational Applications of Computers for Teaching

PSY 710 Psychology of Education

RDG 710 Content Area Literacy

SEC 783 Internship in Teaching I

SEC 784 Internship in Teaching II

SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology

SFR 797 Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning

SPE 715 Foundations in Special Education

Additional coursework for certification

RDG 624 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy or RDG 640 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Literacy

RDG 660 Diversity Issues in Literacy and Content Area Instruction or RDG 665 Cultural Diversity in Literacy and Instruction: Classrooms and Community

Additional content coursework may be required as determined by your program 

Research requirements 

Students will design, carry out, and present an action research project.  The project will be developed under the supervision of University faculty advisors.

Comprehensive examinations

The oral presentation of an action research project is considered the Comprehensive Examination for the Master of Arts in Teaching program. It must be passed by the candidate before a degree will be granted.  

Graduation requirements

In addition to completion of program coursework and requirements established by the Graduate College, students must have an overall cumulative 3.00 GPA on graduate work attempted toward the MAT program. All requirements for the MAT program must be completed within an eight-year period

Certification requirements

The Professional Education Certification office will monitor the certification process. Students must pass the relative Missouri Content Assessment(s) (MoCAs) to be recommended for teacher certification. In addition to the program coursework required for the degree, MAT candidates are required to complete content area coursework in the subject for which they are pursuing teacher certification.  The Missouri Content Assessment(s) (MoCAs) for that certification area must be passed before being recommended for teacher certification. Once the student passes the MoCA(s), they are no longer required to take coursework in the content area, unless the content area department requires it.