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Delivery Schedule

The Master of Arts in Teaching at Young Harris College is a one-year, 39-credit-hour program. The Master of Arts in Teaching is scheduled to be completed in just three semesters: summer, fall and spring.
 

Curriculum

Here’s a look at the curriculum for the Master of Arts in Teaching: Secondary Education with concentrations in biology, English, history or mathematics:

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)

Plus a teaching methods course specific to your content area:

EDUC 5023-6: Models and Methods for Teaching (English / History / Math / Life Science) to Diverse Learners (4 hours)

Total: 39 Hours
 

A sample course schedule is provided below:
 

Summer Term (9 weeks, early June – early Aug)

Tuesday, 5:15 PM – 8:30 PM: EDUC 5002: Teaching Exceptional Learners

Wednesday, 5:15 PM – 8:30 PM: EDUC 5003: Adolescent Development and Theories of Learning

Thursday, 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM: EDUC 5005: Technology Integration for Teachers and EDUC 5401: Early Field Studies Seminar

Asynchronous Online: EDUC 5027: Literacy in the Content Areas

Fall Term (mid-August – mid-Dec)

Tuesday, 5:15 PM – 8:30 PM: EDUC 5018: Principles of the Social Curriculum

Wednesday, 5:15 PM – 8:30 PM: EDUC 5019: Assessment and Evaluation for Teacher Decision Making

Thursday, 5:15 PM – 8:30 PM: EDUC 5023: Models and Methods for Teaching [History, English, Math, Life Science] to Diverse Learners

Asynchronous Online: EDUC 5402: Mid Field Studies Seminar

Spring Term

Students will work with program faculty and field-based mentors to complete the remaining coursework for the MAT program, including the following:

EDUC 5100: Advanced Instructional Concepts

EDUC 5403: Advanced Field Studies Seminar

EDUC 5411: Student Teaching Internship.

 

Degree Progress and Certification

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

Graduate students enrolled in the Master of Arts in Teaching degree must meet all degree requirements as outlined in the College catalog, including earning a C or better in all Master of Arts in Teaching courses. Exceptions are listed below:

• Earn a B- or better in EDUC 5002
• Earn a B- or better in EDUC 5003
• Earn a B- or better in EDUC 5401
• Earn a B- or better in EDUC 5402

Students accepted to the MAT program are also enrolled in the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP) and must meet all program requirements as outlined in the Young Harris College Master of Arts in Teaching handbook in order to be recommended for initial certification.