Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Degree Requirements

Secondary Education, Initial Licensure

The MAT in Secondary Education degree is a 36-hour master's program designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree with a major – or with substantial courses in or related to – Social Studies, Math, or English and who want to teach on the secondary level (7th through 12th grade). Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and may apply for secondary licensure in Social Studies, Math or English. The program fulfills the educational requirements for an Arkansas secondary licensure.



Curriculum and Instruction Core Requirements (15 hours)

  • ED 7033  Christian Foundations and Instructional Facilitation (3 credit hours)
  • ED 7233  Human Development (3 credit hours)
  • ED 7353  Human Intellect and the Brain (3 credit hours)
  • ED 7513  Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom (3 credit hours)
  • ED 7733  Differentiated Learning (3 credit hours)

Secondary Education Major Requirements (21 hours)

  • ED 8423 - Pedagogy: Classroom Instruction (3 credit hours)
  • ED 8443 - Pedagogy: Management and Assessment (3 credit hours)
  • ED 8643 - Literacy: Content Specific (3 credit hours)
  • ED 8653 - Literacy: All Areas (3 credit hours)
  • ED 8711 - Practicum I (1 credit hour)
  • ED 8721 - Practicum II (1 credit hour)
  • ED 8881 - Intern Seminar (1 credit hour)
  • ED 8886 - Internship (6 credit hours)

Minimum semester credit hours for MAT in Secondary Education – 36



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