Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s in a non-education program with appropriate teaching majors and minors, and who desire both a master’s and Michigan Standard Teaching Certification at either the elementary or secondary level. Teaching certification can be earned prior to completion of the master’s requirements. Each of the M.A.T. programs consists of graduate-level courses (several involving work with children in a school setting) and field experiences (pre-student teaching for one semester and student teaching for one semester).

Information regarding teaching certificate requirements can be found in the Teaching Certification section of the WSU Graduate Bulletin.


Arabic, Arabic K-12, Autism Spectrum Disorder K-12, Cognitive Impairment K-12, Early Childhood Education, French, French K-12, Integrated Science, Language Arts, Mathematics, Spanish, Spanish K-12 and Social Studies

Teacher Certification Meetings

Teaching Minor Concentration

Arabic, Bilingual Bicultural Education, Early Childhood Education, English as a Second Language, French, Integrated Science, Language Arts, Mathematics and Spanish


The prerequisites can be taken with the M.A.T.

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 13
EDP 6210 Foundations of Education Psychology 3
BBE 5000 Multicultural Ed: Urban America 2
SED 5010 Inclusive Teaching 2
TED 6020 Computer Applications in Classroom 3
ELE 6200 Children's Lit K-8 3


The following courses are required for all students in Elementary Education. Additional courses for autism spectrum disorder and cognitive impairment are required.

Semester I

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 11
ELE 6220 Literacy 1 (formerly ELE 6310) 3
EHP 7600 Philosophy of Education 2
ELE 6500 Science Instruction 3
ELE 6600 Social Studies Instruction 3

Semester II

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 9
ELE 6240 Literacy 2 (formerly RLL 6120) 3
AED 5050 Arts for Elementary Teachers 3
ELE 6390 Math Instruction 3

Semester III

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 8
TED 5150 Analysis of Elementary School Teaching 5
ELE 6260 Literacy 3 (formerly ELE 6290) 3

Note: All courses listed above must be completed prior to TED 5780

Semester IV

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 8
TED 5780 Directed Teaching & Conference 8

Semester V

Additional courses required for the completion of the M.A.T.

Courses Cr. Hrs.
Total 3
ED 7999 Terminal Master's Project 3

Additional Information

  1. Students will be able to take prerequisites classes they did not complete prior to admission to M.A.T. program.
  2. ED 7999 Terminal Master's Project in Semester V will be determined at a later date.
  3. Master of Arts in Teaching Specialization: Elementary Education core subject option students are responsible for meeting pre-requisites for courses in their major and minor content areas as outlined on their admission action form.
  4. Students must meet with their advisor to sign the plan of work after completing one semester of graduate work.


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Beverly Schneider
Academic advisor II

Teacher Education Division
Phone: 313-577-0902

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