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 Standard 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 and the College of Education Division of Teacher Education. In order to be eligible for admission, all M.A.T. applicants must submit the following: Scores from a nationally normed test (i.e., ACT, SAT), verification of participation in group work with children, a negative Tuberculosis (TB) test completed within the last three years,  and a Criminal History Background check completed through Castle Branch. Additional testing is required for Foreign Language majors and minors and Bilingual-Bicultural Education minors prior to admission. Students without appropriate teaching majors and minors and other general education requirements will be required to complete the necessary coursework as post-degree students before entering the M.A.T. program.

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.

Testing in the content areas is required for State Certification and completed near the end of the professional coursework. 
The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) examination scores 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.

Degree Requirements (General M.A.T.)

The M.A.T program is offered as a master’s Plan B and requires a minimum of thirty 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 is distributed among three areas: Prerequisite courses, major courses,  and concentration courses. A teaching certificate is required in order to receive a M.A.T. degree.

Common Prerequisite Courses: All M.A.T. Secondary Education students are required to complete the following courses, which are required for a Michigan Teaching Certificate.

EDP 5480Adolescent Psychology2-3
or EDP 6210 Foundations of Educational Psychology
BBE 5000Multicultural Education in Urban America2
SED 5010Inclusive Teaching2
TED 6020Computer Applications in Teaching I3

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. The following courses involve field experiences.

TED 5150Analysis 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
EHP 7600Philosophy of Education2
RLL 6120Developmental Reading I: Comprehension Preprimary-83
TED 5650Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience for Secondary Majors5
TED 5780Directed Teaching and Conference8
TED 7000Introductory Master's Seminar 13
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
Total Credits24

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.

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

(A concentration in Teaching Minor: Bilingual-bicultural Education)

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
Select six credits in methods courses in the major field, selected in consultation with the appropriate major advisor6
Total Credits22-36

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.

English as a Second Language

(A concentration in Teaching Minor: English as a Second Language)

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
Select six credits in methods courses in the major field, in consultation with the appropriate advisor6
Total Credits21-37

English Education

(A concentration in Teaching Major: English)

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
Total Credits15

Mathematics Education

(A concentration in Teaching Major: Mathematics)

Requirements
MAE 5150Methods and Materials of Instruction: Secondary School Mathematics3
MAE 6050Teaching Mathematics in the Middle Grades3
Two MAE elective courses chosen in consultation with an advisor.6
Total Credits12

Science Education

(Includes concentrations in: Teaching Major: Biology, Teaching Major: Chemistry, Teaching Major: Earth/Space Science, Teaching Major: Integrated Science, and Teaching Major: Physics.)

Requirements
SCE 5060Methods and Materials of Instruction in Secondary School Science I3
SCE 5070Methods and Materials of Instruction in Secondary School Science II3
Select two of the following courses:6
Advanced Studies in Teaching Science in the High School
Teaching Environmental Studies
Special Topics in Science Education
Total Credits12

Social Studies Education

(Includes concentrations in: Teaching Major: Biology, Teaching Major: Chemistry, Teaching Major: Earth/Space Science, Teaching Major: Integrated Science, and Teaching Major: Physics.)

Required courses
SSE 6710Methods and Materials of Instruction in Secondary Social Studies3
SSE 6730New Perspectives in Social Studies Education3
One SSE elective course chosen in consultation with an advisor.3
Total Credits9

Career and Technical Education

(Includes concentrations in: Teaching Major: Business, Management, Marketing and Technology – Comprehensive and Teaching Major: Business, Management, Marketing and Technology – Group.)

CTE 5401Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom: Module 11
CTE 5402Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom: Module 21
CTE 5403Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom: Module 31
CTE 5404Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom: Module 41
CTE 5405Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom: Module 51
CTE 5406Instructional Practices for the Career and Technical Education Classroom: Module 61
Select one of the following courses:3
History and Principles of Career and Technical Education
Planning and Organizing Instruction in Career and Technical Education
Current Issues and Trends
Total Credits9
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.
 

World Language Education

(Includes concentrations in: Teaching Major: Arabic, Teaching Major: Arabic K-12, Teaching Major: French, Teaching Major: French K-12, Teaching Major: Spanish, and Teaching Major: Spanish K-12.)

LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6530Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods II2-3
LED 6510Second Language Acquisition and the Teaching of Grammar3
LED 6580Culture as the Basis for Language Teaching2-4
Total Credits10-13

K-12 Endorsement: A major in a world language and additional courses are required for the K-12 option.  Please see an advisor for more information. 

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