Program Requirements

What courses would I take? Students who are accepted into the MAT will take a 39 hour core of education courses, and will be required to complete content area coursework in the subject area they will be teaching. (For recent graduates and those without significant work experience in their field, additional content and teaching methodology coursework may be required.)

To view the required content area coursework for each area of secondary education, excluding Agriculture, Art, and Physical Education, go to the Academic Program Guide page, and then select the area of certification you wish to pursue. The document will show the undergraduate-level education coursework (these courses will NOT be required in the MAT) as well as the content area coursework required for Teacher Certification. You will be required to complete the content area coursework per the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Degree requirements (minimum of 39 hrs)

Suggested Schedule
Summer semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SFR 797 Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning 9 hrs
Fall semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SEC 783 Internship in Teaching I (75-hour Practicum) 3 hrs
RDG 710 Content Area Literacy 3 hrs
PSY 710 Psychology of Education 3 hrs
Spring semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SEC 784 Internship in Teaching II (Student Teaching) 10 hrs
Summer semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDT 662 Educational Applications of Computers for Teaching 3 hrs
SPE 715 Foundations in Special Education 3 hrs
Fall Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology 3 hrs 
Spring Semester
Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
EDC 786 Research Seminar in Education 2 hrs

Research requirements 

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

Comprehensive examinations

A comprehensive examination must be passed by the candidate before a degree will be granted.  

Graduation requirements

In addition to requirements established by the Graduate College, students must have a cumulative 3.00 GPA on work attempted in the program.

Advisement

Advisement will be facilitated by the MAT Academic Advisor (Dr. Steven Jones) in cooperation with the MAT Program Coordinator within the College of Education.  The Office of Teacher Certification will monitor the certification process.

Certification requirements

Students must pass the relative Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) in order to be recommended for certification.  In addition to the 39 graduate hours required for the degree, all MAT candidates are required to complete content area coursework in the subject they are pursuing for certification  Content coursework must be completed before being recommended for certification.  Content area requirements are determined by the Teacher Certification Office as part of the transcript analysis process.