Program Structure Details for 2014-2015
The MAT program is a unique program with a unique schedule; no two semesters are a like. Upon registration, you will receive course syllabi, information for purchasing your books, and pre-campus assignments. These assignments are designed to build your background knowledge necessary for the kind of engagement you'll experience during the on-campus segment of each course, June 23-July 11, 2014.
On-Campus Course Session
During the on-campus session, students in both the MAT and Master of Education (MED) programs will be on campus. In fact, students from both programs will take the Foundations of Curriculum Development and Introduction to Research courses together. These are the first two courses of both degree programs. The third week of the on-campus session, MAT students will focus on EDU 540--Nature and Needs of Adolescent Learners, and MED students will focus on courses in their program. Students in both programs will share the daily beverage and snack breaks, and weekly chapel service. Our experience is that the students enjoy the benefit from being with one another. It is a great learning community. In case you did not pick up on this detail earlier, you will be in class Monday through Friday, 8:30-5:00 with a lunch break from 12:00-1:30.
The summer MAT term concludes August 1. Final exams or papers will most likely be due sometime after the on-campus session and before August 1. Professors will communicate these details.
Fall and Spring Terms
The fall term begins August 7 and concludes December 15; however, EDU 560--Content and Methods and EDU 580--Clinical Practice I will begin early August so that students experience the first day of the school year. Start date to be determined.
Please note the following schedule: MAT Academic Calendar
Fall term courses begin August 26: see detailed schedule below.
- EDU 580--Clinical Practice I--half day in a classroom, Monday through Friday. Clinical practice begins early August. The start date is determined by the school where clinical practice occurs.
- EDU 530--Content Area Literacy for Adolescents--Meets Thursdays, 6:00-8:40 pm.
- EDU 550--History and Philosophy of American Education--Meets Wednesdays, 6:00-8:40 pm.
- EDU 560--Content and Methods--Begins early August, meeting Monday through Thursdays for three weeks, 6:00-8:40 pm then once per month on Mondays.
- EDU 570--Assessment and Research--Meets Tuesdays, 6:00-8:40 pm.
- EDU 585--Diversity Field Experience Placement will be November 3-7.
Spring term courses begin January 5.
- EDU 585--Diversity Field Experience Seminar--meets January 6, 8, and 13, 4:30-6:00 pm.
- EDU 590--Research Seminar--meets Tuesdays, 6:00-8:45 pm; no final exam.
- EDU 595--Clincal Practice II--occurs Monday through Friday through April 10. This is full-time clinical practice, i.e students will spend a full day in the classroom. No final exam.
Updated: November 1, 2013
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