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CatalogGraduateSchool of EducationMSSSMAT in Middle Grades Education 6-9 Language Arts Specialty Area Project-Portfolio Option

Master of Arts in Teaching. Middle Grades Education 6-9. Language Arts Specialty Area. Project-Portfolio Option

Major RequirementsCredits
Master of Arts in Teaching. Middle Grades Education 6-9. Language Arts Specialty Area. Project-Portfolio Option 
Total Credit Hours39
Must already have a baccalaureate degree or be lateral entry teacher seeking middle grades teacher licensure.  Overall minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work or minimum 2.75 on 4.0 scale in last 60 hours of study which may include no more than 12 hours graduate study.  Prerequisite specialty area course requirements should be completed prior to applying for the "A" level license.  Required courses for each individual are determined by comparing transcripts of previous college course work with that of specialty area requirements for the "A" level license.  Students may have to take additional undergraduate subject area coursework in order to meet licensure requirements. Students are required to remove academic area deficiencies prior to enrollment in the graduate methods course and internship.  See advisor or department chair for evaluation of these courses.  Provide scores from either the GRE general section or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years.    
Initial Licensure Requirements15
Initial licensure (A-level) requirements in Middle Grades Education must be completed prior to taking courses to complete MAT program.  EDUC  610  And  EDUC  630  And  EDUC  644  And  EDUC  615  And  EDUC  697    
Advanced Licensure Specialty Area Requirements21
EDUC 690 is the prerequisite for EDUC 698 and must be one of first 6 semester hours earned. EDUC  690  And  READ  552  And select five courses from the following:  ENGL  516  Or  ENGL  517  Or  ENGL  518  Or  ELEM  623  Or  ELEM  624  Or  ELEM  680  Or  READ  605  Or  READ  610  Or  READ  618    
Product of Learning3
EDUC  698  Should be taken during last semester of coursework.    
PRAXIS II Requirement
PRAXIS II Test: 5047 Middle School English Language Arts---Score 164
Additional Note
No more than 12 semester hours to be counted toward the degree may be completed prior to formal admission to the MAT degree program.   


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