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Master of Arts in Teaching

the First Master of Arts in Teaching cohort begins January 2019!

(Applications to the new MAT program will begin July 2018.)
 
Young Harris College offers the Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education with Concentration in Biology, English, History, or Mathematics
 
This program is designed for persons with a baccalaureate degree who wish to obtain initial teacher certification in biology, English, history, or mathematics (e.g., recent graduates in Biology, English, History, Mathematics; working adults).
 
The curriculum for the Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education with Concentration in Biology, English, History, or Mathematics is presented below.  Also, included are notes regarding degree progression and teacher licensure.

The MAT at Young Harris College is a 1-year, 42 credit hours program. Graduate students begin the MAT program in the Summer term.

Curriculum

EDUC 5001   Issues and Trends in Teaching in American Public Schools   3 hours
EDUC 5002  Teaching Exceptional Learners   3 hours
EDUC 5003  Adolescent Development and Theories of Learning   3 hours
EDUC 5005  Technology Integration for Teachers    1 hour
EDUC 5018   Principles of the Social Curriculum    3 hours
EDUC 5019   Assessment and Evaluation for Teacher Decision Making    4 hours
EDUC 5027  Literacy in the Content Areas    3 hours
EDUC 5100   Advanced Instructional Concepts    3 hours
EDUC 5401   Early Field Studies Seminar    1 hour
EDUC 5402  Mid Field Studies Seminar   1 hour
EDUC 5403  Advanced Field Studies Seminar   4 hours
EDUC 5411    Student Teaching Internship   9 hours

Choose one in conjunction with advisor as appropriate for content area certification

EDUC 5023  Models and Methods for Teaching English to Diverse Learners   4 hours
EDUC 5024  Models and Methods for Teaching History to Diverse Learners   4 hours
EDUC 5025  Models and Methods for Teaching Math to Diverse Learners   4 hours
EDUC 5026  Models and Methods for Teaching Life Science to Diverse Learners   4 hours

Total:  42 Hours

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a professional program to prepare students for initial teacher certification.  Students are required to obtain a Pre-Service Certificate with the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) for the duration of their program.

Except for the courses specified below, a student must earn a C or better in Master of Arts in Teaching courses.

The following must be met before a student is able to progress to Mid Field experiences:

1. Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 or higher GPA.
2. Earn a B- or better in EDUC 5001.
3. Earn a B- or better in EDUC 5002
4. Earn a B- or better in EDUC 5003.

 

The following must be met before a student is able to progress to Advanced Field experiences:

1. Maintain all credentials established above including a minimum of a 2.75 or higher GPA.
2. Earn a B- or better in EDUC 5402.
3. Submit Field Study Experiences Guide with sections C completed.
4. Successfully complete program or unit assessments at the appropriate proficiency level as designated on the transition point audit.

 

Upon completion of course work and Advanced Field experiences, the following must be met in order to be recommended for licensure:

1. Maintain all credentials established above including a minimum of a 2.75 or higher GPA.
2. Submit Field Study Experiences Guide with all sections completed.
3. Successfully complete any program assessments at the appropriate proficiency level.
4. Passing score on the edTPA assessment prior to program completion.
5. Passing score on Georgia Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360) assessment prior to program completion.
6. Successfully complete the Exit Interview with Division of Education faculty and TPP stakeholders.
7. Complete Student Satisfaction Survey to provide feedback for Teacher Preparation Program improvement.

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