MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree is a 36-hour master's program designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree, can demonstrate content knowledge, and who want to teach. Upon completion of the program, students will earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and may apply for licensure through the Arkansas Department of Education. The JBU M.A.T. Program provides preparation for the following Arkansas teaching licensure areas:

  • Grades 4-8: Math, English, Social Studies or Science (You must select two content areas)
  • Grades 4-12: Computer Science
  • Grades K-12: Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Art, Drama/Speech, Physical Education/Health, or Foreign Languages
  • Grades 7-12: English, Math Social Studies, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Physics/Mathematics, Drama, or Speech,
  • Career Education Grades 7-12: Business Technology, Agriculture Science & Tech, Family and Consumer Science, or Industrial Technology

Successful completion of John Brown University's Master of Arts in Teaching prepares the student for certification in the state of Arkansas. While the teacher education program at John Brown University fulfills Arkansas teacher licensure requirements, John Brown University does not guarantee nor can it confirm that programs that fulfill Arkansas teacher licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states. Students interested in obtaining a teaching license in a state other than Arkansas, need to contact the appropriate licensing agency in the state where they expect to teach before beginning a course of study. Certification officials in the majority of the states automatically grant initial certification to graduates of NCATE accredited Education programs. In addition, most states will grant initial certification to individuals certified in the state of Arkansas.

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree

  1.  Curriculum & Instruction Core Requirements - 15 hours

ED 7033 Christian Foundations in Education
ED 7233 Human Development
ED 7353 Human Intellect and the Brain
ED 7513 Action Research and Data Analysis for School and Classroom Use
ED 7733 Differentiated Learning

  2.  Education Major Requirements - 21 hours

ED 8423 Pedagogy: Classroom Instruction
ED 8443 Pedagogy: Management and Assessment
ED 8643 Literacy: Content Specific
ED 8711 Practicum I
ED 8721 Practicum II
ED 8881 Intern Seminar
ED 8886 Internship
One of the following:

ED 8453 Literacy: Reading Pedagogy (4-8 Licensure Candidates)
ED 8653 Literacy: All Areas
(4-12, 7-12, and K-12 Licensure Candidates)

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