Master of Arts in Teaching


Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Dual Degree
  • DegreeCompleters
  • Requirements
  • Application Process
  • Course Requirements

 

The Masters of Arts in Teaching Program serves both candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (Degree Completers) and undergraduate candidates (Dual Degree) at Morgan who wish to integrate graduate coursework and the undergraduate experience, allowing candidates to earn both a B.S./B.A. and M.A.T. by completing 5 years of study.   Please note that the teaching license is not awarded by Morgan State, but by the State of Maryland.  Candidates must complete the undergraduate degree in thier discipline before being eligible to receive the M.A.T.

Dual Degree

The Dual Degree Master of Arts in Teaching Program is a 5 year B.S/B.A. and Teacher Certification Program that integrates graduate coursework and the undergraduate experience, allowing candidates to earn both a B.S./B.A. and M.A.T degree within 5 years of study.  The B.S./B.A. M.A.T. program affords candidates the opportunity to begin graduate study concurrent with undergraduate work in their junior year. 

Disciplines include art, physics, biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, music, and physical education with a concentration in health, recreation, pre-professional physical therapy, or sports administration.

 The candidate after earning his/her bachelor’s degree may then enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. In order to be eligible for the internship, the candidate must pass successfully the Praxis I Assessment tests.  In order to be eligible for graduation, the candidate must pass successfully the appropriate Praxis Core II Specialty Area tests.  He/she must also complete the 100 consecutive day internship requirement and adhere to all Graduate School graduation criteria.  Upon completing this master’s degree program at Morgan State, the candidate is eligible for a Maryland State teacher’s license.

Degree Completers

Degree completers are also welcome to apply to the M.A.T. program as long as their degree has been awarded in the disciplines which include art, physics, biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, music, and physical education with a concentration in health, recreation, pre-professional physical therapy, or sports administration.

areas of art, biology, physica, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, music, physical education (health, recreation, pre-professional physical therapy, and sports administration).  Also, the candidate must meet the 3.0 G.P.A. requirement.  Applicants do not need to take an entrance exam (example GRE) to gain admittance. 

 In order to be eligible for the internship, the candidate must pass successfully the Praxis I Assessment tests.  In order to be eligible for graduation, the candidate must pass successfully the appropriate Praxis II Specialty Area tests.  He/she must also complete the 100 consecutive day internship requirement and adhere to all Graduate School graduation criteria. Upon completing this Master’s Degree program at Morgan State, the candidate is eligible for a Maryland State teacher’s license.

Requirements

All candidates for the MAT degree are required to complete the B.S./B.A. degree requirements of their respective discipline and a total of 33 credit hours of graduate work inclusive of three credit hours of Methods of Teaching and 12 credit hours of the candidate internship.  Candidate internship requirements will be fulfilled in a professional development school in line with the 100 day internship requirement of the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).  Successful completion and oral defense of the e-portfolio and passing Praxis Core I and II examinations are required for graduation.

Application Process

1.  Complete the application for graduate school.

2.  Submit 3 letters of recommendation to the graduate school.

3.  Submit subject area transcript to the graduate school.

4.  Write a personal statement for Admissions

5.  Have an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0

6.  Earn credits (56-89 needed for Junior status at Morgan for undergraduate candidates)

Course Requirements

The M.A.T. course requirements are as follows: (effective Fall 2010)

Course Number Course Title Credits
COURSEWORK
EDUC 500 Introduction to Teaching 3
EDUC 501 Cognitive Basic for Instruction 3
SPED 582 The Exceptional Child 3
EDSR 517 Action Research in the Classroom 3
REED 518 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas I 3
REED 520 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas II 3
PRACTICUM
EDUC 523 Methods of Teaching in the Content Areas 3
EDUC 524 Candidate Teaching (Internship) 12
TOTAL 33

                     

 Application for the M.A.T. Program

Complete the application for Graduate School whichi include the following:

•Submit 3 Letters of Recommendation
•Submit transcript verifying graduation with a degree in Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, and or Physics; transcript also verifies a 2.50 GPA for conditional acceptance for students desiring to enter the Dual MAT.
•Personal Statement (minimum 350 words)
•Complete the Assistantship and fellowship Forms