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M.A.T. with Elementary Education Concentration
Designed for the certified elementary teacher who wishes to enhance knowledge in particular areas and continue professional development without adding an additional endorsement. Students select two cluster areas (9 credit hours each) and complete the foundational core for a concentration in elementary education. The M.A.T. with an elementary education concentration requires a minimum of 36 credit hours.
 
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.
 
Early Childhood Education Cluster (select 9 credit hours)
Required:  
EN 521 Early Childhood Education (3 credit hours)
EN 531 Exploring the Reggio Emilia Approach * (3 credit hours)
Select 3 credits hours from the following:
EN 620 Infant & Toddler Education (3 credit hours)
EN 621 Early Childhood Administration (3 credit hours); Prerequisite: EN 521
EN ___ Early Childhood Education elective as approved by (3 credit hours) MAT Advisor
 
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 530 Creative Experiences in Language Arts (3 credit hours)
EN 540 Literacy III * (3 credit hours)
EN 543 Linguistically & Culturally Responsive Teaching Practice * (3 credit hours)
EN 588 Youth Literature (3 credit hours)
EN 682 Children’s 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)
 
Reading Cluster (select 9 credit hours)
EN 540 Advanced Techniques in Teaching Reading* (3 credit hours); Prerequisite: EN 541
EN 541 Literacy II (3 credit hours); Prerequisite: EN 520
EN 543 Linguistically & Culturally Responsive Teaching Practice * (3 credit hours)
EN 554 Content Area Literacy (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)
 

Educational 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)
 
Other Electives (only as needed and approved by M.A.T. Advisor)
EN 515 School Motivation and Discipline (3 credit hours)
EN 531 Exploring the Reggio Emilia Approach * (3 credit hours)
EN 565 Learning Styles Research and Development (3 credit hours)
EN 566 Classroom Management (3 credit hours)
EN 599 Topical Issues in Education (3 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)
EN ___ Elementary MAT elective as approved by M.A.T. Advisor, (3 credit hours)