Secondary Education Curriculum

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Education provides education coursework required to meet certification requirements for teaching in Florida. The MAT in Education focuses on the mastery of content specialization, the teaching/learning process, and the application of educational research to classroom activities. The program requires a minimum of 31 graduate semester hours. However, additional hours may be required to meet certification requirements. Students who complete the required education coursework can apply for teacher certification in secondary education.

Required Courses

  • EDU 501 Sociological Foundations of Education
  • EDU 504 Psychological Foundations of Education
  • EDU 513 Curriculum Theory and Educational Assessment for Diverse Learners
  • EDU 517 Teaching (Particular Subject) in Secondary Schools (3)
  • EDU 517L Field Experience in Secondary Education (1)
  • EDU 522 Strategies for Instruction, Learning, and Classroom Management with Diverse Secondary Learners (3)
  • EDU 534 Student Teaching: Secondary (3)
  • EDU 535 Content Area Reading in Secondary Schools (3)
  • EDU 540 Seminar in Classroom Management (3)
  • EDU 580 The Multicultural Classroom: Cross-Cultural Communication and Understanding

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In addition to taking core and specialized courses, you’ll participate in at least 100 hours of pre-internship experiences in elementary and secondary settings and spend a full semester student-teaching at a local school.

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