Master of Arts in Teaching K-5

This five to six semester program (approved by the Tennessee Department of Education and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) is composed of 30 hours of course work 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.

Job-Embedded Practitioners License: Candidates who accept employment for full-time teaching on a job-embedded practitioner license while enrolled in the MAT program are achieving teacher licensure through an alternative 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 alternative license process. To be eligible, candidates must pass the Praxis I CORE exam and pass his or her Praxis II: Content Knowledge exam for his or her respective content area.

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 university and assigned school. To be eligible, candidates must pass the Praxis I CORE exam and pass his or her Praxis II: Content Knowledge exam for his or her respective content area.

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 K-5

Core Courses

TMA 6604Curriculum and Technological Design I

3

TMA 6606Curriculum and Technological Design II

3

TMA 5510Psychological Foundations of Learning

3

TMA 5520Assessment for Excellence

3

TMA 6510Classroom Organization and Management for Educators in Diverse Settings (K-5)

3

TMA 6680Teaching the Exceptional Learner

3

Major Courses

TMA 6410Math Lab

1

TMA 6610K-5 Reading

3

TMA 6620K-5 Science Education

3

TMA 6630K-5 Math

3

TMA 6640K-5 Social Studies Education

2

TMA 6650Student Teaching and Seminar K-5

6

OR

TMA 6740Job Embedded edTPA Seminar I

3

and

TMA 6741Job Embedded edTPA Seminar II

3

TMA 6742Advanced Job Embedded Seminar

3

TMA 6610, TMA 6620, TMA 6630, and TMA 6640: Includes a required field experience. Field experiences and clinical practice provide evidence that students are learning when being taught by candidates.

Total Credit Hours: 36