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

Concentrations

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cognitive Impairment

Application Process for the M.A.T. Program

Due to the Michigan Department of Education changing the certification bands at the elementary level, we are currently reviewing and revising our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)/Post Bachelor (PB) Elementary program. 

Therefore, there is hold on accepting Requests for Transcript Evaluations for the MAT/PB Elementary program.  Once the new MAT/PB Elementary program is revised, we look forward to receiving your application.  Updates will be posted on the College of Education website. If you would like to be sent information about the Elementary program, when available, please complete the Elementary Certification Program Information Request to submit your name and email address. We look forward to the opportunity to conferring and meeting with you.

Teaching Major Concentrations

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

Teaching Minor Concentrations

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

Prerequisites

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

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 Education in Urban America 2
SED 5010 Inclusive Teaching 2
TED 6020 Computer Applications in Teaching 3
ELE 6200 Diverse Children's Literature for Elementary Teachers 3

The following courses are required for all students in Elementary Education, with further courses for autism spectrum disorder and cognitive impairment. Additional credits may be required dependent upon the student's transcript evaluation review.

Course Requirements

The M.A.T. program is offered as a master's Plan B and requires a minimum of 30 credits. Total credits vary based on the applicant's background in his/her teaching field at the undergraduate level and specialized requirements.

All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees. Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree must be completed within six years after completion of the first course to be applied to the degree.

Coursework for the degree is distributed among three areas: Prerequisite courses, major courses and concentration courses. A teaching certificate is required in order to receive a M.A.T. degree.

  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.

Semester I

Courses

Cr. Hrs.

Total

11

ELE 6220 Literacy 1 (formerly ELE 6310)

3

EHP 7600 Philosophy of Education

2

ELE 6500 Science Curriculum: P-8

3

ELE 6600 Social Studies Curriculum

3

Semester II

Courses

Cr. Hrs.

Total

9

ELE 6240 Literacy II (formerly RLL 6120)

3

AED 5050 Intergrating the Arts into the Elementary Classroom

3

ELE 6390 Math Instruction: P-8

3

Semester III

Courses

Cr. Hrs.

Total

8

TED 5150 Analysis of Elementary Teaching

5

ELE 6260 Literacy III (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 Seminar and Essay or Project 3

Plan of Work

Students in this program complete an individualized plan of work with their advisor that fits their teaching major and minor concentration when they start their course work.

Accreditation

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The College of Education educator preparation programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  

Contact

Beverly Schneider
Academic advisor II
313-577-0915
beverly.schneider@wayne.edu 

Teacher Education Division
Phone: 313-577-0902

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