The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


MAT Curriculum


(For course syllabi for all Zucker Family School of Education graduate programs, click here)


M.A.T. in Secondary Education (Grades 7-12)

Specializations offered in Biology and General Science, English, Mathematics,
Physical Education (Grades K-12), and Social Studies.

The program assumes a substantial undergraduate preparation in the proposed certification area. It is the responsibility of the student, and a requirement of the degree program to submit official transcripts of previous academic work to the program advisors via The Citadel Graduate College office. Through a dual advisement system that includes content and education faculty, transcripts will be evaluated and a program of study will be developed for each student. Additional undergraduate course work may be required. The program of study will include work in professional education and a content field in addition to the core educational requirements.

At the outset, it should be recognized that programs of study are highly individualized based on the prior preparation of the teacher candidate and hours for completion vary among students. Each candidate is expected to consult their advisors for course sequencing.

Core Education Courses Requirements:

EDUC 500 - Foundations of American Education or EDUC 522 - Critical Educational Issues in a Multicultural Society (if student has prior Education coursework) *
EDUC 512 - Data Collection and Analysis *
EDUC 536 - Educational Psychology
EDUC 514 - The Exceptional Child in the School *
EDUC 588 - Foundations of Literacy *

*Not required for Physical Education students. Alternate requirements are listed under required education and physical education courses; see Academic Catalog for additional details.

Co-rerequisite: PSYC 500 - Human Growth and Development (or verifiable undergraduate preparation in psychology).

Professional Education Methods Course Requirements:

EDUC 501 - Methods and Materials of Middle and High School Teaching *
EDUC 592 - Teaching Reading in Middle and High School - Content Areas
EDUC 520 - or HESS 620 (MAT-PE) - Professional Internship

*Not required for Physical Education students. Alternate requirements are listed under required education and physical education courses; see Academic Catalog for additional details.

Content Area Preparation Requirements:

Each area of specialization has completely different content area preparation. Each individual teacher candidate will have different required content area preparation based on what requirements have been satisfied at the undergraduate or graduate level prior to acceptance into the MAT program. All requirements for individualized specialization areas can be found in the college's Academic Catalog and candidates should contact their academic advisors with questions.


M.A.T. in Middle Grades (Grades 5-8)

Specializations offered in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.

The program assumes a substantial undergraduate preparation in the proposed certification area. It is the responsibility of the student, and a requirement of the degree program to submit official transcripts of previous academic work to the program advisors via The Citadel Graduate College office. Through a dual advisement system that includes content and education faculty, transcripts will be evaluated and a program of study will be developed for each student. Additional undergraduate course work may be required. The program of study will include work in professional education and a content field in addition to the core educational requirements.

At the outset, it should be recognized that programs of study are highly individualized based on the prior preparation of the teacher candidate and hours for completion vary among students. Each candidate is expected to consult their advisors for course sequencing.

Core Education Graduate Hours - (15 semester hours)

Foundations of American Education (The Citadel) -EDUC500 or Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education (CofC) -EDFS652
Data Collection and Analysis (The Citadel) -EDUC512 or Educational Research (CofC) -EDFS635
The Exceptional Child in School (The Citadel) -EDUC514 or Introduction to Exceptional Children (CofC) -EDFS710
Foundations of Literacy (The Citadel) -EDUC588 and Middle Grades Organization and Curriculum (CofC) -EDEE515

Middle Grades Practicum – (6 semester hours – Must be taken together at the same institution)

Educational Psychology (The Citadel) -EDUC536 and Methods and Materials of Middle and High School Teaching (The Citadel) -EDUC501
or

Human Growth and Development (CofC) -EDFS654 and Application of Methods and Materials in a Middle Level Field Grades 5-8 (CofC) -EDMG658

Literacy Skills – (3 semester hours)

Teaching Reading and Writing in the Middle and High School – (The Citadel) -EDUC592

Culminating Professional Experiences in Middle School-(60 continuous full days during the internship - 9 semester hours - must be taken together at the same institution)

Professional Internship (The Citadel) –EDUC520 and Transition to the Profession Seminar (The Citadel) –EDUC525
or

Clinical Practice in Middle Grades (CofC) –EDEE699 and Transition to the Profession Seminar (CofC) –EDMG698

Middle Grades Content Preparation

Each area of specialization has completely different content area preparation. Each individual teacher candidate will have different required content area preparation based on what requirements have been satisfied at the undergraduate level prior to acceptance into the MAT program. Any of the undergraduate content area courses not taken prior to admission to the program are added to the candidate’s minimum program completion hours. All requirements for individualized specialization areas can be found in the college's Academic Catalog and candidates should contact their academic advisors with questions.

This program is offered in conjunction with faculty from the College of Charleston's School of Education.

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