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Education at Aquinas College

M.A.T. with Secondary Education Concentration

Designed for the certified secondary teacher who wishes to enhance knowledge in particular areas and continue professional development without adding an additional endorsement. The Master in the Art of Teaching with secondary education concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.

Foundational Core Courses: 18 credit hours
EN 544 Language Acquisition and Teaching (3 credits) 
EN 561 Assessing Student Learning (3 credits)
EN 596 School and Culture in the 21st Century (3 credits)
EN 610 Inquiry-Based Literacy and Differentiated Instruction (3 credits)
EN 510 Research Methods, Design and Analysis (3 credits); 2nd to last class
EN 690 Master Teaching Project (3 credits); Last class

NOTE: EN 610 should be taken as part of the first 18 hours of this planned program in order to qualify for Professional Certification.

SELECT TWO CLUSTER AREAS (9 credit hours each) FROM BELOW TO COMPLETE 18 CREDIT HOURS.
(Courses found in more than one cluster may only be counted once.)

English As A Second Language Cluster (select 9 credit hours) 

  • Required: 
    • EN 557 Introduction to Teaching English as a Second Language * (3 credit hours)
  • Select 6 credits hours from the following:
    • EN 543 Linguistically & Culturally Responsive Teaching Practice * (3 credit hours)
    • EN 558 Advanced Methods and Materials of Teaching ESL (3 credit hours); Prerequisite: EN 557
    • EN 559 Assessment and Evaluation in ESL (3 credit hours); Prerequisite: EN 557
    • EN 576 Second Language Acquisition (3 credit hours)

Language Arts Cluster (select 9 credit hours) 

  • EN 500 Teaching Writing (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 520 Literacy 1* (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 530 Creative Experiences in Language Arts (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 543 Linguistically & Culturally Responsive Teaching Practice * (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 588 Youth Literature (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 655 Adolescent Literature (3 credit hours)
  • EN 695 Teaching Creative Writing (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 696 Topics in Teaching with Literature (3 credit hours) 

Learning Disabilities Cluster (select 9 credit hours)

  • Required: 
    • EN 579 Inclusion (3 credit hours)
    • EN 665 Inclusion II (3 credit hours); Prerequisite: EN 579
  • Select 6 credits hours from the following:
    • EN 562 Special Education Curriculum and Methods (3 credit hours);Prerequisite: EN 579
    • EN 564 Learning Disabilities: Theory to Practice (3 credit hours); Prerequisite: EN 579
    • EN 566 Classroom Management (3 credit hours)

Mathematics Cluster Select 9 credit hours

  • ED 560 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I (3 credit hours) 
    Prerequisite: Algebra Proficiency 
  • ED 561 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II (3 credit hours) 
    Prerequisite: ED 560
  • ED 571 Mathematics Methods for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (3 credit hours) Prerequisite: ED 560 and ED 561; may be taken concurrently with ED 561. 

Reading Cluster (select 9 credit hours)

  • EN 520 Literacy I* (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 530 Creative Experiences in Language Arts * (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 541 Literacy II (3 credit hours); Prerequisite: EN 520 
  • EN 543 Linguistically & Culturally Responsive Teaching Practice * (3 credit hours)
  • EN 588 Youth Literature (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 665 Adolescent Literacy (3 credit hours)

Science Cluster- Approval Pending (select 9 credit hours)

  • EN 581 Science for the Classroom Teacher (3 credit hours)
  • MSE 540 Motion, Forces, and Energy (3 credit hours)
  • MSE 550 Astronomy (3 credit hours) 
  • MSE 611 Cells, Organisms, Heredity and Evolution (approval pending)
  • MSE 616 Botany and Ecology (approval pending)
  • MSE 621 Chemistry, Matter, Energy, Materials and their Uses (approval pending)
  • MSE 631 Geosphere, Atmosphere and Weather (approval pending)
  • MSE 640 Electricity, Magnetism, & Waves (3 credit hours)

Education Technology Cluster (select 9 credit hours) 

  • EN 630 EdTech: Integrating Technology into the Classroom (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 631 EdTech: Web Authoring & Online Learning (3 credit hours)
  • EN 632 EdTech: MS Office in the Classroom (3 credit hours)
  • EN 633 EdTech: Digital Multimedia (3 credit hours) 
  • EN 635 EdTech: Leadership Strategies (3 credit hours)

*Courses found in more than one cluster may only be counted once.