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  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Secondary Education (Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction)



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(M.A.T.)

M.A.T.: The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education program is a 36-45 credit hour program for individuals who have a bachelor’s degree in an academic area other than education and wish to pursue grade 7 through grade 12 certification for a career in teaching. The M.A.T. is a full-time 12-month program that runs from June to June. It includes all professional education courses and school internships required for Maine state teacher certification. The M.A.T. prepares students for certification in English, mathematics, life and physical sciences, and social studies (7-12) and foreign languages (K-12). Applicants should have their undergraduate transcripts evaluated by the Maine Department of Education to determine if they have taken the academic courses necessary to obtain teacher certification in at least one endorsement area. Applicants must be within two courses of completion of those academic prerequisites and complete them prior to receiving the M.A.T. Additionally, applicants must pass the PRAXIS I and any other exam required by the state of Maine such as PRAXIS II. The M.A.T. program offers concentrations in English, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

(CURRICULUM, ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION) (M.S., M.Ed., C.A.S.)

M.S.: The Master of Science program in Secondary Education (Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction) is a thesis program intended for practicing teachers who are considering continuing their graduate education by pursuing a doctoral degree.  The M.S. degree is offered only on campus.  It requires 30 credits of coursework, including:

EDC 533 Dynamics of the Curriculum
EDS 520 Educational Assessment
EDS 615 Seminar in Methods of Teaching
six credits of thesis and three credits of research methods (e.g. EDG 595, EDS 510, EDS 521, EDS 571 or equivalent).

Other requirements include a three course concentration approved by the advisor and one elective.

M.Ed.: The Master of Education program in Secondary Education (Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction) is designed for elementary, middle level, and high school teachers who, while continuing a career in classroom teaching, seek to assume responsibility and leadership roles in enhancing standards in the areas of curriculum, assessment and instruction.  The M.Ed. program is offered both on campus and through Graduate Outreach.  A minimum of 33 credits is required.  The basic program for this M.Ed. includes the following course requirements:

EDC 533 Dynamics of the Curriculum
EDS 520 Educational Assessment
EDS 615 Seminar in Methods of Teaching
EDG 657 Educational Practicum

A four-course concentration approved by the advisor in areas such as literacy education, instructional technology, science education, special education, or in foundations of education is required. 

For the program offered through Graduate Outreach, the concentration includes the following four courses:  EAD 652, EDA 521, EDH 540, and EDH 600.

C.A.S.: The Certificate of Advanced Study in Secondary Education (Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction) is a 30 hour individually designed program and is available to students who have completede a master’s degree.

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