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Secondary Education (M.A.T.)

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Secondary Education is designed for students who have a bachelor's degree, but who have not completed a Teacher Certification program. It is for those who seek a Michigan Standard Teaching Certification in Secondary Education. The M.A.T. degree in Secondary Education is specific to certification content areas. Students may attain a Grades 7-12 certification in mathematics, English/Language Arts; integrated science, and social studies. Additionally, students may attain a Grades K-12 certification in World Languages (Arabic, French, or Spanish).

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

Admission Requirements

Admission to the Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the Division of Teacher Education in the College of Education. In order to be eligible for admission, all M.A.T. applicants must meet the requirements set forth by the Graduate School; pass all prerequisite courses/requirements; and must have a Criminal History Background check completed through Castle Branch.

Specific content areas (e.g., world languages) might have content-specific prerequisites and/or requirements. Candidates may add endorsements (e.g., bilingual education, ESL, etc.) to their certification areas as well.

The Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) is required to attain a Michigan Standard Teaching Certification. Wayne State University must receive only official scores directly from the Evaluation Systems Group of Pearson, which is the official MTTC testing agency. Scores received directly from students and/or other parties will not be accepted. Students will not be recommended for the Michigan Standard Teaching Certification without official passing test scores. When registering for the MTTC, students should select "Wayne State University (31)" as a "College or University to Receive Scores.

Admissions moratoria are in effect for the following World Language concentrations: 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.

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 6020Technology Integration in Teaching3

Elective Courses

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

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 5780Student Teaching & Seminar1-12
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 (M.A.T. Program)

Major Requirements
Courses must be completed prior to student teaching
EHP 7600Philosophy of Education2
TED 5650Pre-Student Teaching Field Experience for Secondary Majors5
TED 5780Student Teaching & Seminar8
TED 7000Introductory Master's Seminar 13
ED 7999Terminal Master's Seminar and Essay or Project3
Total Credits21
1

TED 7000 is not required for students with an English Education Concentration.

Concentration Requirements

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

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

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, selected in consultation with the appropriate major advisor6
Total Credits21-37

English Education

EED 5200Methods of Teaching English (7-12)3
EED 6120Teaching Composition Methods (7-12)3
EED 6210Language, Literacy, and Learning3
EED 6310Young Adult Literature3
EED 6330Teaching Literature Methods (7-12)3
Total Credits15

Mathematics Education

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

Science Education

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

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

( Electives toward concentrations may be approved courses at the 5000 level and above in any of the following disciplines: Economics, Political Science, Geography, and History.)

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.6
Total Credits12

Career and Technical Education

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
CTE 6010History and Principles of Career and Technical Education3
or CTE 8998 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 6510Second Language Acquisition and the Teaching of Grammar3
LED 6520Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods I3
LED 6530Teaching English as a Second Language/Foreign Language: Methods II2-3
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.

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