(Secondary School Certification)
The Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for those who have completed a bachelor’s degree in non-educational fields and wish to earn the State of Michigan Secondary School certification. Students in the MAT program will bring valuable experience and expertise to assist in their exploration of the practice of teaching. In addition to learning about adolescent learners and how to teach them, MAT coursework spurs students to think about the goals, values, beliefs and assumptions underlying formal schooling, and to consider schools in social, political and historical context.
The MAT degree will be offered weekdays in the late afternoon and evening hours and/or Saturdays to enable students to earn the degree through part-time study. Students who are employed will be able to complete the degree through after-work study except for the Directed Teaching requirement. This will occur during the last semester of each student’s residency.
Admission Requirements & Application
Eligibility for regular admission includes:
- Completed application form
- $60.00 application fee
- Official transcript(s) from each college/university attended
- Completion of a bachelor's degree
- 3.0 (B) undergraduate/graduate grade point average or better
- Three letters of recommendation using required form
- Statement of purpose
- Passing scores on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Professional Readiness Exam (PRE)
Individuals who wish to apply for this program may initiate the application process online at: umdearborn.edu/gradapplynow/.
The teaching majors and minors currently available at CEHHS for the State of Michigan Secondary School certification are: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science (minor only), Earth Science, Economics, English, English as Second Language (minor only), French, Geography (minor only), German (minor only), History, Integrated Science (major only), Mathematics, Physics, Political Science, Psychology (minor only), Social Studies (major only), Sociology (minor only), Spanish and Speech.
Minimum Grade Point
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) is required for continuation in the program. Students whose cumulative grade point average falls below this level will be placed on probation. Continued deficiencies will result in a required withdrawal from the MAT Program.
All coursework toward the master's degree must be completed within five (5) consecutive years from the date of first enrollment in the Graduate School.
MAT Program of Study Required Courses
The total number of credit hours required for the MAT degree is 36.
|EDA 500||Theoretical Foundations of Ed||3|
|EDB 500||Multicult Ed in US Classroom||3|
|EDC 502||Adol Devl & Classroom Mgmt||3|
|EDC 556||Learning & Classrm Assessment||3|
|EDC 561||Educating the Exceptional Chld||3|
|EDD 569||Reading in the Content Areas||3|
|EDT 511||Design Tech-Based Learn Solutn||3|
|Methods Course in the Major Area 1||3|
|Methods Course in the Minor Area 1||3|
|EDD 518||Directed Tchg (MAT) Second Sch||7-10|
|Total Credit Hours||34-37|
1Secondary Methods Courses
|EDD 501||Teach English in Second Grds||3|
|EDD 565||Teach Math in Second Grades||3|
|EDD 580||Teach of Sci in the Second Grd||3|
|EDD 590||Tch of the Soc Stud in Sec Sch||3|
|EDD 596||Second Lang Tchg: Sec Level||3|
2Secondary Practicum Courses
|EDD 554||Wrkshp:Nwspaper in Educ||2|
|EDD 502||Practicum: English Second Grd||1|
|EDD 566||Practicum: Math Second School||1|
|EDD 581||Practicum in Science:Secnd Grd||1|
|EDD 589||Practicum in Soc Stud:Sec Sch||1|
|EDD 596||Second Lang Tchg: Sec Level||3|
Prior to directed teaching, students must have compiled 90 hours experience working with groups of children. At least 45 of these hours must be with children in grades 6-12. Also, 45 of the 90 hours must be in an instructional setting. The 90 hours of pre-student teaching experience may consist of volunteer opportunities sometimes available in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services and the University or may include similar self-arranged experiences; also, students may complete half or all of this obligation by completing one or two 45-hour graduate level practica (i.e., those associated with the methods courses in the major1 or minor1, the Adolescent Development and Classroom Management Practicum, etc.; see practica listed at 2above). Where practicum experiences are selected as for gaining experiential work, students may be eligible for a reduced load of credit during student teaching.