Secondary Education Major (M.A.T.)

Teaching (M.A.T. Program)

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree is designed for students who have completed a bachelor’s degree in a non-education program with appropriate teaching majors and minors, and who desire both a master’s degree and Michigan Provisional Teaching Certification at either the elementary or secondary level. Teaching certification can be earned prior to completion of the master’s degree requirements (see Teaching Certification at Certification Requirements). Each of the M.A.T. programs consists of graduate level courses (several involving work with children in a school setting) and field experiences (pre-student teaching for one semester and student teaching for one semester).

Information regarding teaching certificate requirements can be found at Teaching Certificates of this bulletin.

Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School. Students without appropriate teaching majors and minors and other general education requirements will be required to complete the necessary course work as post-degree students before entering the M.A.T. program.

Applicants to M.A.T. programs must be admissible to the Graduate School and the College of Education Division of Teacher Education. In order to be eligible for admission, all M.A.T. applicants must pass the State of Michigan Professional Readiness Exam (PRE) and must present verification of participation in group work with children and (not older than 6-months from application date) Michigan State Police Criminal Background check. Additional testing is required for Foreign Language majors and minors and Bilingual-Bicultural Education minors prior to admission.

The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) examination scores (PRE and subject area tests) must be furnished directly to Wayne State University by Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson, the MTTC testing agency. When registering for the MTTC, students should select "Wayne State University (31)" as a "College or University to Receive Scores."

Students whose examination scores were not released to Wayne State University should request an original score report from Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson. The scores must be mailed directly from Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson to Wayne State University. An original score report is required by the Michigan Department of Education for verification of test scores.

Persons interested in the elementary or secondary education M.A.T. degrees should consult with an advisor in the Teacher Education Division regarding appropriate teaching majors and minors and the process for a formal transcript evaluation.

Degree Requirements (General M.A.T.)

M.A.T. programs require a minimum of forty credits. Total credit requirements vary based on the applicant’s background in his/her teaching field at the undergraduate level and specialized requirements.

All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School's regulations governing graduate scholarship and degrees. Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree must be completed within six years after completion of the first course to be applied to the degree.

Course work for the degree must be distributed among four areas: the major, the general professional sequence (core courses), elective courses, and a professional field experience. A teaching certificate is required in order to receive a M.A.T. degree.

General Professional Core: All M.A.T. students are required to complete the following general professional sequence:

EDP 6210Foundations of Educational Psychology3
EHP 7600Philosophy of Education2-3

Elective Courses, if needed for diversity in the program, are selected in consultation with an advisor at the time a Plan of Work is prepared.

Professional Field Experiences (pre-student teaching and student teaching) are integral parts of all M.A.T. programs, and must be completed during daytime school hours. Courses which involve field experiences are:

TED 5150(WI) Analysis of Elementary Teaching3, 5
TED 5650Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience for Secondary Majors5
TED 5780Directed Teaching and Conference1-12
TED 5790Directed Teaching and Conference for Special Groups1-15
BBE 6600Internship in Bilingual/Bicultural Teaching2-12

Information on the student teaching phases of the program is presented at Student Teaching of this bulletin.

Secondary Education Major (M.A.T. Program)

Major Requirements
Courses must be completed prior to student teaching
TED 5150(WI) Analysis of Elementary Teaching3, 5
EDP 5480Adolescent Psychology2-3
RLL 6120Developmental Reading I: Comprehension Preprimary-83
Additional Courses
Required for certification
EHP 7600Philosophy of Education2-3
BBE 5000Multicultural Education in Urban America2
SED 5010Inclusive Teaching2
TED 6020Computer Applications in Teaching I3

Courses required for the M.A.T. degree following completion of the certification program are courses specific to the concentration area of study (see next tab) and ED 7999.

Secondary Education Major Concentrations (M.A.T. Program)

Two specific methods courses are required for each of the concentrations below and must be selected in consultation with an advisor. Some programs require a third methods course.

Among the general professional core courses (see General Professional Requirement: Fundamental Areas and Core Courses) for secondary education, EDP 5480 should be substituted for EDP 6210.

The student teaching assignment (TED 5780) for this program requires a full-time assignment to a public school for a minimum of one University semester.

Applicants should consult with the appropriate advisor prior to filing an admissions application in order to determine the appropriateness of various major and minor areas of study to the student’s interest.

Bilingual-bicultural Education

Students in an M.A.T. program in secondary education with a bilingual-bicultural minor and endorsement must complete

BBE 5000Multicultural Education in Urban America2
BBE 5500Introduction to Bilingual/Bicultural Education3
BBE 6560Teaching Methods in Bilingual/Bicultural Education3
BBE 6590Culture and Language in Bilingual/Bicultural Education1-3
BBE 6600Internship in Bilingual/Bicultural Teaching2-12
BBE 6850Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual Education3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6555Integration of Language and Content in Language Teaching1-3
RLL 6121Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-123
TED 7000Introductory Master's Seminar2-3
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
Select six credits in methods courses in the major field, selected in consultation with the appropriate major advisor6
Total Credits32-47

All students in the bilingual-bicultural program must successfully complete the language proficiency examinations in English and the designated language of his/her individual program prior to taking courses for this minor.

Early Childhood General and Special Education (ZS)

Students seeking an Early Childhood General and Special Education (ZS) endorsement on their teaching certificate may choose the ZS as a major. The plans for the ZS major must be done in consultation with their faculty advisor.

Courses that must be completed prior to student teaching:
EDP 6210Foundations of Educational Psychology3
TED 5150(WI) Analysis of Elementary Teaching3, 5
RLL 6120Developmental Reading I: Comprehension Preprimary-83
ELE 6020(WI) Seminar in Early Childhood3
ELE 6040Role of Content Areas in Early Childhood Education2-8
ELE 6100Planning and Implementing Preschool Curriculum3
ELE 6200Children's Literature for Teachers3
ELE 6310Reading Instruction: P-83
ELE 6340Teaching Reading in Early Childhood Education3
ELE 6390Mathematics Instruction: P-83
ELE 6600Social Studies Curriculum: P-83
Other courses required for the ZS endorsement minor and the M.A.T. degree:
EDP 5450Child Psychology2-3
ELE 6010Family Centered Collaboration in Early Childhood Intervention and Special Education3-4
ELE 6060Community Contacts: Working with Families in Urban Settings3
ELE 6080Preprimary Goals and Practices3
ELE 6090Introduction to Infant Mental Health Theory and Practice3
SED 6040Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education3
BBE 5000Multicultural Education in Urban America2
SED 5010Inclusive Teaching2
EHP 7600Philosophy of Education2-3
Total Credits55-66

English as a Second Language

BBE 5000Multicultural Education in Urban America2
BBE 6600Internship in Bilingual/Bicultural Teaching2-12
BBE 6850Applied Linguistics: Issues in Bilingual Education3
LED 6510Second Language Acquisition and the Teaching of Grammar3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6555Integration of Language and Content in Language Teaching1-3
LED 6565Assessment in Language Teaching1-3
LED 6580Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching2-4
RLL 6121Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-123
TED 7000Introductory Master's Seminar2-3
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
Select six credits in methods courses in the major field, in consultation with the appropriate advisor6
Total Credits31-48

English Education

Requirements
EED 5200Methods of Teaching English: Grades 7-123
EED 6120English Composition in Secondary Schools3
EED 6210Language, Literacy, and Learning3
EED 6310Young Adult Literature3
EED 6330Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools3
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
RLL 6121Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-123
Elective courses in consultation with an advisor
Total Credits21

Foreign Language Education

Requirements
TED 7000Introductory Master's Seminar2-3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6530Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods II2-3
RLL 6121Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-123
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
Specialty courses
LED 6510Second Language Acquisition and the Teaching of Grammar3
LED 6580Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching2-4
Required general professional core courses
EDP 6210Foundations of Educational Psychology3
or EDP 5480 Adolescent Psychology
EHP 7600Philosophy of Education2-3
Total Credits23-28

Additional methods courses are chosen with the approval of the advisor.

Students must complete the language proficiency examination in the designated language of his/her program prior to taking courses for this program.

Mathematics Education

Requirements
TED 7000Introductory Master's Seminar2-3
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
RLL 6121Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-123
MAE 5150Methods and Materials of Instruction: Secondary School Mathematics3
MAE 6050Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades3
Select two of the following:4-6
Special Topics
Advanced Studies in Teaching Discrete Mathematics
Advanced Studies in Teaching Statistics and Probability
Advanced Studies in Teaching Geometry
Additional courses are selected in consultation with an advisor
Total Credits18-21

Science Education

Requirements
TED 7000Introductory Master's Seminar2-3
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
SCE 5060Methods and Materials of Instruction in Secondary School Science I3
SCE 5070Methods and Materials of Instruction in Secondary School Science II3
RLL 6121Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-123
CHM 6740Laboratory Safety1-2
or SCE 6010 Safety in the Science Classroom
Additional methods courses and electives are selected in consultation with an advisor
Total Credits15-17

Social Studies Education

Required courses
SSE 6710Methods and Materials of Instruction in Secondary Social Studies3
SSE 6720Teaching the Interdisciplinary Knowledge of Social Studies3
SSE 6730New Perspectives in Social Studies Education3
SSE 7780Readings in the Social Studies3
SSE 8740Graduate Seminar in Social Studies Education3
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
RLL 6121Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-123
EHP 7600Philosophy of Education2-3
SED 5010Inclusive Teaching2
BBE 5000Multicultural Education in Urban America2
TED 6020Computer Applications in Teaching I3
TED 7000Introductory Master's Seminar2-3
Total Credits32-34

Career and Technical Education

Required courses
CTE 5410Teaching Methods for the Career and Technical Education Classroom I3
CTE 6993Teaching Methods for the Career and Technical Education Classroom II3
EDP 5480Adolescent Psychology2-3
EHP 7600Philosophy of Education2-3
RLL 6121Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-123
TED 6020Computer Applications in Teaching I3
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
SED 5010Inclusive Teaching2
Select one elective
Total Credits21-23

There is also a requirement of two years (4000 hours) of recent and relevant  work experience  (within the past  five years) in  an approved vocational occupation for this program.