Class Descriptions

Masters in teaching classes at George Fox University

Masters in Teaching Classes

Each MAT degree consists of an identical 36-semester credit sequence of core courses and field experiences. While MAT formats may differ somewhat in course load and sequence, every George Fox graduate earns the MAT degree through the same cohesive and well-articulated program of courses.

(For complete course descriptions and titles, see the George Fox graduate catalog)

The Learner and Learning (9 credits)

EDUG 503  Teaching Exceptional and Diverse Populations
EDUG 510  Human Development with Developmental Psychology and Learning Theory
EDUG 580  Classroom Management and Behavior Support

Instructional Practice (6 credits)

EDUG 502  Structures and Strategies of Learning with a SpEd and Response to Intervention Emphasis
EDUG 560  Foundations of Language and Literacy

Content Knowledge (5 credits)

EDUG 550 Course Series-Authorization Specific Pedagogy Courses: In-depth knowledge and training in teaching within specialized content areas. Early childhood/elementary and elementary/middle school teachers take courses in language arts, mathematical thinking and the integration of science, art, social studies and music into the curriculum; secondary/middle school teachers take content specific pedagogy courses as well as courses for mid-level education.

Professional Course (2 credits)

EDUG 501  The Professional Educator

The Learner and Learning/Instructional Practice/Content Knowledge/Professional Responsibilities (13 credits)

EDUG 521 Action Research I
EDUG 522 Action Research II
EDUG 575 Practicum I
EDUG 576 Practicum II with Work Sample
EDUG 577 Practicum III with Work Sample

MAT Plus ESOL Course Work

MAT Plus ESOL degree students take an additional four courses (11 semester credit hours) over and above the 36 semester credits required for the MAT degree. This course work is delivered online using an interactive web-based system allowing for thorough interaction between faculty and students. The four ESOL courses are offered during the last four semesters of the program, one course per semester. Full-time format students enrolled in the MAT Plus ESOL degree take their first ESOL course one semester prior to the regular June start date.

MAT Plus Reading Course Work

MAT Plus Reading degree students take an additional five courses (11 semester credit hours) over and above the 36 semester credits required for the MAT degree. This course work is delivered online using an interactive web-based system allowing for thorough interaction between faculty and students. The five Reading courses are offered during the last four semesters of the program, 1-2 courses per semester. Full-time format students enrolled in the MAT Plus Reading degree take their first Reading course one semester prior to the regular June start date.

MAT Plus Special Education Course Work

MAT Plus Special Education degree students take an additional eight courses (19 semester credit hours) over and above the 36 semester credits required for the MAT degree. This course work is delivered both online and face-to-face, allowing for thorough interaction between faculty and students. The eight courses are offered during the final four semesters of course work, adding an additional semester to the length of most students’ program.

Note: For MAT Plus ESOL, MAT Plus Reading, and MAT Plus Special Education, please see the university’s graduate catalog.

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