May 22, 2019  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education

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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)

The M.A.T will not be offered 2017-2018, contact the College of Education for more information.

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 teaching certification. 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. Prior to admission, applicants must pass the PRAXIS I test, which is required by the State of Maine for certification. Once admitted, and prior to beginning their internships, MAT students must also pass the appropriate PRAXIS II test required for their desired teaching certificate.

Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction (M.S., M.Ed., C.A.S.)

M.S.: The Master of Science program in Secondary Education with a concentration in 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
EDA 521 Evaluation of Instruction
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 and one elective, approved by the thesis committee. The thesis committee may require a second research methods course, depending on the student’s prior coursework and experience.

M.Ed.: The Master of Education program in Secondary Education with a concentration in Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction is designed for 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 online.  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
EDA 521 Evaluation of Instruction
EDU 586 Seminar: Action Research in PreK-12 Schools
EDU 587 Practicum: Action Research in PreK-12 Sch

Students in the on-campus program complete a four-course concentration approved by the advisor in areas such as literacy education, English as a Second Language, instructional technology, science education, special education, or foundations of education.  In addition, students take two electives, approved by their advisor.

For the online program required courses are as follows:  EDA 521, SAR 540, EDC 533, EDS 520, EAD 551, EDT 520, EDU 586, and EDU 587. Three electives complete the program.

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 completed a master’s degree in Secondary Education or a related field.

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