MATG (Master of Arts in Teaching)

MATG (Master of Arts in Teaching) Course Descriptions

MATG 501 The Professional Educator
2 hours. Historical foundations, theory, school law and policy, ethics, and an introduction to exceptionalities in the classroom and in the law.

MATG 502 Structures and Strategies with a SPed and RTI emphasis
3 hours. Structures for teaching and learning, lesson planning, unit construction, instructional methods and strategies, differentiation. SPed emphasis on high incidence disabilities.

MATG 503 Diverse Populations
3 hours. Issues surrounding race, ethnicity, culture, qualities needed for cultural competency, and inclusion. IEP’s and 504 information will be founded in this course.

MATG 510 Human Development with developmental psychology and learning theory
3 hours. Human Development with developmental psychology and learning theory. Theoretical and practical aspects of human development-birth through adolescence. Foundations in learning theory and their connections to developmental psychology and learning theory. Foundational knowledge of exceptionalities.

MATG 521 Action Research for Teachers I
2 hours. Design and implement action research project for the practicum using a variety of methods. Design, teach, assess, and interpret results in an effort to enhance instruction. In 522, students will publish their results in a research symposium.

MATG 522 Action Research for Teachers II
2 hours. Design and implement action research project for the practicum using a variety of methods. Design, teach, assess, and interpret results in an effort to enhance instruction. Students will publish their results in a research symposium

Authorization and Content-Specific Courses

MATG 550 Early Childhood/Elementary Level Pedagogy of Integration: Science, Social Studies, Music and Art
1 hour. Methods for integrating Science, Social Studies, Art and Music into the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom.

MATG 551 Early Childhood/Elementary Level Pedagogy in Language Arts
2 hours. A study of instructional strategies and the design, implementation, and evaluation of language arts curriculum for early childhood and elementary classrooms. The pattern of course topics presented is the nature of content knowledge, general pedagogical methods, subject-specific pedagogical methods, and integrated pedagogical methods. Emphasis will be placed on RTI and Inclusion.

MATG 552 Elementary/Middle Level Pedagogy in Language Arts
2 hours. A study of instructional strategies and the design, implementation, and evaluation of language arts and social studies curriculum for elementary and mid-level classroom. The pattern of course topics presented is nature of content knowledge, general pedagogical methods, subject-specific pedagogical methods, and integrated pedagogical methods.

MATG 553 Early Childhood/Elementary Level Pedagogy in Mathematical Thinking
2 hours. Early Childhood/Elementary Level Pedagogy (EC/EL) in Mathematical Thinking (2.0).

MATG 554 Elementary/Middle Level Pedagogy in Mathematical Thinking
2 hours. Elementary/Middle Level Pedagogy (EL/MS) in Mathematical Thinking (2.0).

MATG 555 Content Area Pedagogy
2 hours. A study of instructional strategies and the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum for content-specific secondary classrooms. The pattern of course topics presented includes the nature of content knowledge, general pedagogical methods, subject-specific pedagogical methods, and integrated pedagogical methods. Inclusion emphasis.

MATG 556  Elementary/Middle Level Pedagogy of Integration: Science, Social Studies, Music and Art
1 hours. Integration of content areas (Science, Art, Music, Social Studies) into LA and Math content areas.

MATG 557 Rethinking High School
1 hour. A study that looks intently at knowledge growth in the content area. Course will include an investigation of technological pedagogy in the content area.

MATG 558 Teaching in the Middle
1 hour. A study of structures, strategies, issues, designs, and possibilities for the organization of middle schools and implementation of curriculum to meet the specific needs of mid-level students. Inclusion emphasis.

MATG 559 Pedagogical Content Knowledge
1 hour. A study that looks intently at knowledge growth in the content area. Course will include an investigation of technological pedagogy in the content area.

MATG 560 Foundations of Language and Literacy
3 hours. Foundations in reading, writing and communication development and instruction. Emphasis on assessment, RTI, and SPed emphasis on high incidence disabilities in language development.

MATG 575 Practicum I: Enrichment Experience
1 hour. In the four semester programs, a full year practicum is offered. Work Samples are designed and taught and assessed during these practicums.

MATG 576 Practicum II: Classroom Organization in Practice
3 hours. In the four semester programs, a full year practicum is offered. Work Samples are designed and taught and assessed during these practicums.

MATG 577 Practicum III: Classroom Teaching
6 hours. In the four semester programs, a full year practicum is offered. Work Samples are designed and taught and assessed during these practicums.

MATG 580 Classroom Management and Behavioral Support
3 hours. Individual and group management strategies, behavior analysis, modifications of environment, preventative strategies, positive behavioral support systems for all students.

MATG 585 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of students and faculty.

MATG 595 Special Study
3 hours. Individualized study or supervised research in an area of special interest to the student which is outside the regular offerings of the program.