Physical Education Pedagogy (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.
Students must complete at least forty-nine credits preceded by any identified prerequisites. Teacher certification is required for degree completion. All coursework 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. Courses offered in the three components of the program are as follows:
|Teacher Certification Courses|
|KIN 5100||Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Physical Activity||3|
|KIN 5110||Motor Learning and Development||3|
|KIN 5200||Effective Teaching and Instructional Practices||3|
|KIN 5210||Movement Education||3|
|KIN 5220||Sports I||3|
|KIN 5240||Fitness Instruction||3|
|KIN 5400||Adapted Physical Activity||3|
|KIN 5530||Technology and Assessment in Kinesiology||3|
|KIN 5600||Socio-cultural Issues in Physical Activity||3|
|EDP 6210||Foundations of Educational Psychology||3|
|KIN 5780||Student Teaching and Seminar||10|
|RLL 6121||Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: Grades 6-12||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Exercise Science Internship|
|Master's Degree Finalization Course|
|KHS 7999||Master's Essay and Project Direction||3|