Master of Arts in Teaching 7-12

This five to six semester program is composed of 30 hours of coursework and six hours of clinical practice (student teaching). A 30-hour, non-licensure option without clinical practice (student teaching) is available; however, this option does not qualify as full completion of the teacher education program. All candidates must complete and present the Electronic Portfolio prior to graduation.

Transitional License: Candidates who accept employment for full-time teaching on a transitional license while enrolled in the MAT program are achieving teacher licensure through a transitional licensure process and must participate in a mentoring plan as required by the Tennessee State Department of Education. To meet this requirement, 10 months of successful teaching coupled with mentoring is required in lieu of the traditional one semester of clinical practice (student teaching). As stated in the Nashville Area Alternative Licensure Consortium plan, mentoring is to be jointly provided by the employing school district and by the respective university during the time that the candidate is enrolled. Trevecca will assign a mentor to work with the candidate. The role of the mentor is to coach and assist the candidate; the mentor does not serve as an evaluator of the candidate's progress. The candidate will attend seminars and other professional development provided by the School of Education as part of the transitional license process.

Aspiring Teachers: Candidates who accept employment as an Aspiring Teacher while enrolled in the MAT program are achieving teacher licensure through an experimental year-long clinical residency. Candidates who plan to achieve licensure through this process must participate in a mentoring plan. To meet this requirement, one year of successful teaching in an Aspiring Teacher role coupled with mentoring is required in lieu of the traditional one semester of clinical practice (student teaching). Trevecca will assign a mentor to work with the aspiring teacher. The role of the mentor is to coach, assist, and evaluate the aspiring teacher's progress. As required, the aspiring teacher will attend seminars and other professional development opportunities provided by the School of Education and assigned school.

The MAT summer class sessions are accelerated and intensive. Candidates can earn three credit hours over the course of a three-week period. Therefore, it is imperative that all candidates be present for the entirety of each class. There will be a reduction of one letter grade for any candidate who is absent for three hours. Any absence from a summer class that exceeds three hours may result in disenrollment from the course.

Program of Study MAT 7-12

Core Courses

TMA 6603Curriculum and Technological Design

6

TMA 5510Psychological Foundations of Learning

3

TMA 5520Assessment for Excellence

3

TMA 6510Classroom Organization and Management for Educators in Diverse Settings

3

TMA 6680Teaching the Exceptional Learner

3

TMA 6680: Includes a required field experience. Field experiences and clinical practice provide evidence that students are learning when being taught by candidates.

Major Courses

TMA 6400Secondary Course Design

3

TMA 6625Reading and Writing in the Content Area

3

TMA 6635Methods and Tools for Secondary Teachers

3

TMA 6695Excellence in the Content Area

3

TMA 6665Student Teaching and Seminar 7-12

6

OR

TMA 6710Alternative Licensure Seminar I

2

and

TMA 6715Alternative Licensure Seminar II

1

TMA 6625, TMA 6635, and TMA 6695: Includes a required field experience. Field experiences and clinical practice provide evidence that students are learning when being taught by candidates.

Total Credit Hours: 33-36