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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The MAT programs prepare students for New York State Initial Certification in either Early Childhood (Birth-Grade 2) or Elementary Education (Grades 1-6). These programs are designed for students with undergraduate degrees in liberal arts and sciences. The 45 credit programs provide an introduction to basic pedagogy, curricula, and practice, with incremental field and research experiences, including student teaching, integrated into the coursework at each level.

Early Childhood Education
(Birth -Grade 2)
 
Childhood Education
(Grades 1-6)
Pedagogical Core
Ecology of Childhood (3cr.)
Ecological Perspectives on Development (3cr.)
Language and Literacy Development (6cr.)
Curriculum in Action
Professional Issues in Early Childhood (3cr.)
Curriculum and Environmental Design (6cr.)
Infants & Toddlers: Curriculum & Teaching(3cr.)
Expressive Arts (3cr.)
Modern Learning Technologies (3cr.)
Foundations of Special Education (3cr.)
 
Pedagogical Core
Ecology of Childhood (3cr.)
Ecological Perspectives on Development (3cr.)
Language and Literacy Development (6cr.)
Curriculum in Action
Social Studies in the Elementary School (3cr.)
Mathematics in the Elementary School (3cr.)
Science in the Elementary School (3cr.)
Modern Learning Technologies (3cr.)
Foundations of Special Education (3cr.)
Prerequisite to student teaching:
Documentation of 100 hrs. of structured experience with children in classroom settings in coursework.
   
Student Teaching (6 cr.)
 
 
Student Teaching (6 cr.)
For DMAT, two semesters of student teaching (3cr. each)

Upon completion of the above, students are eligible for NYS Initial Certificate, contingent upon passing the LAST, ATS-W and CST (multi-subject) exams and completing state-approved training seminars on: (1) child abuse, maltreatment and abduction; (2) substance abuse; (3) school violence; (4) school safety; and (5) fire and arson.
 
 
Research into Practice
Classroom Realities in Diverse Settings (3cr.)
Introduction to Educational Research (3cr.)
Inquiry into Teaching (3cr.)
  Research into Practice
Classroom Realities in Diverse Settings (3cr.)
Introduction to Educational Research (3cr.)
Inquiry into Teaching (3cr.)
Specialty Electives (3 cr.)

Upon completion of all 45 credits, students receive the degree of Master of Arts in Teaching. Following the subsequent satisfactory completion of a stipulated number of years in teaching, students are eligible for NYS Professional Certification.
 
 

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