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CatalogSchool of EducationMSSSMAT in Secondary Education 9-12 Sociology Specialty Area Thesis Option

Master of Arts in Teaching. Secondary Education 9-12. Sociology Specialty Area. Thesis Option

Major RequirementsCredits
Master of Arts in Teaching. Secondary Education 9-12. Sociology Specialty Area. Thesis Option 
Total Credit Hours45
Must be "licensure-only" students who already have a baccalaureate degree and/or "lateral entry" teachers who are seeking secondary teacher licensure.  Students enrolling in the M.A.T. program must select one subject specialty area.  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.  Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.  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.  Provide scores from either the GRE general section or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) taken within the last five years.  Prerequisite specialty area course requirements should be completed prior to applying for the "A" level license.  Courses required for each individual are determined by comparing transcripts of previous college course work with the list of specialty area requirements for the "A" level license.  See advisor or Middle Grades, Secondary & Special Education Department Chair for evaluation of these courses.  Upon completion of the program, students are recommended for "M" level licensure in the appropriate subject area.  Participants should make application for "A" level licensure recommendation through the Office of Teacher Education.    
Prerequisite Specialty Area Course Requirements15
EDUC 697 is a supervised internship and requires placement in the public schools. The student must contact the Director of Teacher Education, advisor, and Department Chair of MGSS the semester prior to enrolling in this course for placement in the public  EDUC  610  And  EDUC  644  And Choose one of the following:  EDUC  620  Or  EDUC  630  And  EDUC  615  And  EDUC  697    
Professional Education Courses6
EDUC 690 is the prerequisite for EDUC 698 and must be one of first 6 semester hours earned. READ  552  And  EDUC  690    
Specialization Area Credits18
SOCI 500 is required for those without undergraduate major or minor in sociology. It may be used as one of the guided electives for those required to take it.
SOCI  500  And  SOCI  505  And  SOCI  560  And  SOCI  590  And Choose three of the following:  SOCI  502  Or  SOCI  525  Or  SOCI  550  Or  SOCI  555  Or  SOCI  570  Or  SOCI  595  Or  SOCI  610  Or  SOCI  614  Or  SOCI  618  Or  SOCI  620  Or  SOCI  624  Or  SOCI  628  Or  SOCI  638  Or  SOCI  660  Or  SOCI  685  
Product of Learning6
EDUC  699    
PRAXIS II Requirement
PRAXIS II Test: 5081/0081 Social Studies: Content Knowledge-- Score 158   
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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