Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

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Peter Ingle, Interim Dean 
Heather Batchelor
, Program Director (Secondary)
Tim Carr, Program Director (Elementary)

Program Description

The Master of Arts in Teaching is an integrated degree program that leads to licensure for students who already have earned a bachelor’s degree. The program combines classroom instruction and extensive experience in diverse K–12 classrooms throughout the program. Students in the program will study:

  • Learners and their Development
  • Subject Matter and Curriculum Goals
  • Teaching
  • Culture and Society

A unique focus of the program prepares graduates to teach all students using effective, differentiated teaching strategies. Graduates will know how to design curriculum that connects to the knowledge and skills of students and their families. A travel seminar further strengthens graduates’ understanding of another culture and their skills at learning about new cultures.

Program Goals

  • Elementary Education: licensure to teach grades K–6
  • Secondary Education: licensure to teach grades 6–12
  • Special Education (mild/moderate or severe): grades K–12
  • Students who complete an Elementary or Secondary license may add a Special Education endorsement by taking additional courses.
  • Students may also add an endorsement in reading, advanced reading, or English as second language to any of these licenses by taking additional courses.

Note: Current federal regulations require that a criminal background check and fingerprint assessment be passed before applicants can be recommended for licensure. Should the Utah State Board of Education change its requirements for teaching licensure, the MAT Program will change accordingly.

Admission to the Program

See the Admission to the College section for admission requirements.

Note: Formal admission to the MAT Program does not guarantee a recommendation for licensure. Recommendation for licensure is made only upon completion of the MAT degree requirements. Therefore, a teaching license will not be recommended without full completion of the MAT, and the MAT will not be awarded without recommendation for a teaching license.

Student Teaching

Students must successfully complete all courses in the MAT before they are eligible to student teach. Student teaching is a full-time, 12-week experience.

  • Submit the completed Request for Student Teaching form by the first Monday in March to student teach in the Fall semester or by the first Monday in October to student teach in the Spring semester.
  • Be approved to student teach by the MAT faculty.
  • Obtain a Student Teaching License on the USOE website.

Appeal Process: A student has the right to appeal a decision denying admission to the MAT program or denying the opportunity to student teach. The student has fifteen days after receiving a denial letter to petition the Dean, in writing, for reconsideration.

Retention in the Program

School of Education courses may only be repeated once.

The student must:

  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.00. Courses in which a grade of C- or lower is awarded do not count toward graduation requirements.
  • Complete the program within six years, or begin to lose credit for courses older than six years.

Academic Probation and Suspension Policy

See Grading and Academic Standards for graduate academic probation and suspension policies.

Appeals for Readmission

See Grading and Academic Standards for information on appeals for readmission.

Graduation Requirements

Candidates for graduation should apply to the Registrar’s Office approximately two regular semesters prior to planned completion of graduation requirements. Applications for December graduation are due in March and applications for May and August graduation are due in September. Please see the Academic Calendar for more specific dates. Candidates are notified of remaining degree requirements within four weeks after applying for graduation.

To be eligible for a MAT degree, students must satisfy the following conditions:

  • Meet all credit hour and other course requirements.
  • Maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0 or above.
  • Be enrolled at Westminster College during the semester in which they wish to graduate.
  • Maintain good academic standing.
  • Earn a grade of B or higher in all graduate courses.
  • Achieve a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II examinations.

Note: Only graduate-level coursework may be applied toward degree requirements. The final responsibility for being informed about, and adhering to, graduation requirements rests with the student.

MAT in Elementary Education (MATELED)

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 8
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      601     Technology and Teaching (1)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      604     Learning Theory (2)
MAT      605     Diversity and Learning (3)
MAT      606     Travel Seminar (2) consent of instructor
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      630     ELED Methods & Management (2)
MAT      631     Math for ELED Teachers (2)
MAT      632     Science Methods (3)
MAT      633     Math Methods (3)
MAT      636     Social Studies Methods (3)
MAT      637     Creative Arts Methods (3)
MAT      639     Elementary Student Teaching (6) consent of instructor
MAT      640     ELED Methods Seminar (1) MAT 600
MAT      663     Literacy Foundations, Assessment and Instruction (3) MAT 630
MAT      664     Teaching Methods: Reading and Language Arts (3) MAT 630
MAT      669      Literacy Assessment & Intervention (1) MAT 663
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MATELED 45

Recommended Plan of Study for MATELED

Students may begin the Elementary MAT program in the Summer or Fall semester.  We recommend that students consider completing the Elementary MAT program in four semesters.  Students who have few outside commitments and wish to take an accelerated schedule can complete the program in three semesters.

Four-Semester Elementary MAT program

First Semester Second Semester Third Semester Fourth Semester
MAT 600
MAT 601
MAT 602
MAT 630
MAT 631
MAT 640
MAT 604
MAT 605
MAT 663
MAT 664
MAT 669
MAT 632
MAT 633
MAT 636
MAT 637
MAT 606
MAT 607
MAT 639

 

Three-Semester Elementary MAT program

First Semester
(summer or fall)
Second Semester
(fall or spring)
Third Semester
(spring or second fall)
MAT 600
MAT 601
MAT 602
MAT 604
MAT 605
MAT 630
MAT 631
MAT 640
MAT 632
MAT 633
MAT 636
MAT 637
MAT 663
MAT 664
MAT 669
MAT 606
MAT 607
MAT 639

Part-time students develop a schedule in consultation with an advisor to take additional semesters to complete the program.

Combined MAT in Early Childhood Education (MATECE) and in Elementary Education (MATELED) After Completion of Either MATECE or MATELED

This option is available for students who completed the earlier K-3 (ECE) or 1-8 (ELED) licenses and now wish to add the other license.

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Prerequisite Courses 45
Completion of MATECE or MATELED
II. Required Courses 7
For MATECE candidates who have completed their MATELED:
MED      636     Early Literacy Instruction (3)
MAT      638     ECE Student Teaching (4)
For MATELED candidates who have completed their MATECE:
MED      658     Reading & Writing in the Content Area (3)
MAT      639         Elementary Student Teaching (4)
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE COMBINED MATECE AND MATELED
Requires completion of the requisite Praxis Test before candidate is recommended for licensure.
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Secondary Education Program Requirements (MATSED, Grades 6–12)

Students who are seeking their MAT must satisfactorily complete all the requirements of the program. Secondary Education candidates must have a major or minor in their baccalaureate degree from the list below. If they do not have such a major or minor they may consult the MAT Program Director for guidance.

Art Mathematics
Biology Physical Science
Business Physics
Chemistry Social Science
Computer Science Spanish
English Special Education
French Theatre
History

Completion of the MAT in Secondary Education (MATSED) Requires Admission to the Program, and the Following Coursework:

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Core Courses 36
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      601     Technology and Teaching (1)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      604     Learning Theory (2)
MAT      605     Diversity and Learning (3)
MAT      606     Travel Seminar (2) consent of instructor
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      610     Managing the Inclusive Classroom (3) MAT 600
MAT      611     Curriculum Design & Management (3)
MAT      612     Secondary Methods Seminar (2) MAT 600
MAT      613     Secondary General Methods & Assessment (4) MAT 611
MAT      614     Reading, Language & Literacy (3) MAT 600
MAT      615     Secondary Student Teaching (6) consent of instructor
II. Content Methods Courses 3–6
Students must register for the content methods course chosen from the following that reflects their expected area of licensure. Students seeking licensure in a second content area must take a second methods course that reflects the area of licensure for their second content area of interest.
MAT      616     Methods of Teaching Secondary School History/Social Science (3) MAT 600
MAT      617     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science (3) MAT 600
MAT      619     Methods of Teaching Secondary School English (3) MAT 600
MAT      621     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Art (3) MAT 600
MAT      622     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (3) MAT 600
MAT      624     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Foreign Languages (3) MAT 600
MAT      625     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Fine Arts (3) MAT 600
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MATSED PROGRAM 39-42

 

Recommended Plan of Study for MATSED

Full-time MAT students may begin the program in the Summer or Fall semester. Students who begin in the Summer take foundations courses in the Summer, methods courses in the Fall, and student teach in the Spring semester. Students who begin in the Fall take foundations courses in the Fall, methods courses in the Spring, and then student teach in the following Fall semester.

First Semester
(summer or fall)
Second Semester
(fall or spring)
Third Semester
(spring or second fall)
MAT 600
MAT 601
MAT 602
MAT 604
MAT 605
MAT 611
MAT 610
MAT 612
MAT 613
MAT 614
Subject Methods
(MAT 616-625)
MAT 606
MAT 607
MAT 615

Part-time students develop a schedule in consultation with an advisor to take additional semesters to complete the program.

Accelerated MAT Program

Program Requirements

The Accelerated MAT program is open only to graduates of Westminster College who have completed the following courses as part of their undergraduate studies:

  • EDUC 303 Teaching with Technology
  • EDUC 311 English Learners in All Classrooms
  • EDUC 312 Specialized Education Services
  • EDUC 315 Learning Theory

Students who are considering applying for the Accelerated MAT program should meet with the Program Director early in their undergraduate career, preferably before their junior year.

Completion of the Accelerated MAT in Elementary Education Requires Admission to the Program, and the Following Coursework:

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 39
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      606     Travel Seminar (2) consent of instructor
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      630     ELED Methods & Management (2)
MAT      631     Math for ELED Teachers (2)
MAT      632     Science Methods (3)
MAT      633     Math Methods (3)
MAT      636     Social Studies Methods (3)
MAT      637     Creative Arts Methods (3)
MAT      639     Elementary Student Teaching (6)
MAT      640     ELED Methods Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      663     Literacy Foundations, Assessment and Instruction (3) MAT 600
MAT      664     Teaching Methods: Reading and Language Arts (3) MAT 630
MAT      669     Literacy Assessment & Intervention (1) MAT 663
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE HOURS FOR THE ACCELERATED MATELED 39

 

Completion of the Accelerated MAT in Secondary Education Requires Admission to the Program, and the Following Coursework:

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 30
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      606     Travel Seminar (2) consent of instructor
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      610     Managing the Inclusive Classroom (3) MAT 600
MAT      611     Curriculum Design & Management (3)
MAT      612     Secondary Methods Seminar (2) MAT 600
MAT      613     Secondary General Methods & Assessment (4) MAT 611
MAT      614     Reading, Language & Literacy (3) MAT 600
MAT      615     Secondary Student Teaching (6) consent of instructor
II. Content Methods Courses 3–6
Students must register for the content methods course chosen from the following that reflects their expected area of licensure. Students seeking licensure in a second content area must take a second methods course that reflects the area of licensure for their second content area of interest.
MAT      616     Methods of Teaching Secondary School History/Social Science (3) MAT 600
MAT      617     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science (3) MAT 600
MAT      619     Methods of Teaching Secondary School English (3) MAT 600
MAT      621     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Art (3) MAT 600
MAT      622     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (3) MAT 600
MAT      625     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Fine Arts (3) MAT 600
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE HOURS FOR THE ACCELERATED MAT PROGRAM 33-36

 

Recommended Plan of Study for Accelerated MATSED

Full-time MAT students may begin the program in the Summer or Fall semester. Students who begin in the Summer take foundations courses in the Summer, methods courses in the Fall, and student teach in the Spring semester. Students who begin in the Fall take foundations courses in the Fall, methods courses in the Spring, and then student teach in the following Fall semester.

Undergraduate Years EDUC 303     EDUC 312
EDUC 311     EDUC 315
First Semester
(Summer or Fall)
Second Semester
(Fall or Spring)
Third Semester
(Spring or Second Fall)
MAT 600
MAT 602
MAT 611
MAT 610      Subject Methods
MAT 612      (MAT 616-625)
MAT 613
MAT 614
MAT 606
MAT 607
MAT 615

Part-time students develop a schedule in consultation with an advisor to take additional semesters to complete the program.

 

Special Education Program Requirements (MATSPED, Grades K–12, Mild/Moderate or Severe)

Students who are seeking their MAT in Special Education must satisfactorily complete all the requirements of the program.  Students have the option of preparing for a license in Mild/Moderate Special Education or Severe Special Education.  The difference in the two programs is the methods courses that students take.

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Core Courses 42
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      601     Technology and Teaching (1)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      604     Learning Theory (2)
MAT      605     Diversity and Learning (3)
MAT      606     Travel Seminar (2) consent of instructor
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      630     Elementary Methods & Management (2)
MAT      631     Math for ELED Teachers (2)
MAT      633     Math Methods (3)
MAT      641     Special Education Portfolio Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      663     Literacy Foundations, Assessment and Instruction (3)
MAT      669     Literacy Assessment & Intervention (1) MAT 630
MAT      673     Special Education Assessment (3) MAT 605
MAT      674     Behavioral Supports in Special Education (3) MAT 605
MAT      677     Facilitating Services Across Disciplines (3) MAT 605
MAT      676     Special Education Student Teaching (6) consent of instructor
II. Methods Courses 6
Students preparing for Mild/Moderate Special Education take:
MAT      671     Methods for K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education (3) MAT 605
MAT      672     Methods for 7–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education (3) MAT 605
Students preparing for Severe Special Education take:
MAT      681     Methods for K–6 Severe Special Education (3) MAT 605
MAT      682     Methods for 7–12 Severe Special Education (3) MAT 605
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE HOURS FOR THE MATSPED PROGRAM 48

Recommended Plan of Study for MATSPED

Full-time MAT students may begin the program in the Summer or Fall semesters.

First Semester
(summer or fall)
Second and Third Semesters Fourth Semester
MAT 600
MAT 601
MAT 602
MAT 604
MAT 605
MAT 630
MAT 631
MAT 633
MAT 641
MAT 663
MAT 669
MAT 671 or 681
MAT 672 or 682
MAT 673
MAT 674
MAT 677
MAT 606
MAT 607
MAT 676

MAT in Elementary Education (MATELED) with Licensure in Special Education (SPED)

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 45
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      601     Technology and Teaching (1)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      604     Learning Theory (2)
MAT      605     Diversity and Learning (3)
MAT      606     Travel Seminar (2) consent of instructor
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      630     ELED Methods & Management (2)
MAT      631     Math for ELED Teachers (2)
MAT      632     Science Methods (3)
MAT      633     Math Methods (3)
MAT      636     Social Studies Methods (3)
MAT      637     Creative Arts Methods (3)
MAT      639     Elementary Student Teaching (6) consent of instructor
MAT      641     Special Education Portfolio Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      663     Literacy Foundations, Assessment and Instruction (3) MAT 630
MAT      664     Teaching Methods: Reading and Language Arts (3) MAT 630
MAT      669         Literacy Assessment & Intervention (1) MAT 663
II. Special Education Core Courses 13
MAT      673     Special Education Assessment (3) MAT 605
MAT      674     Special Education Behavioral Supports (3) MAT 605
MAT      676     Special Education Student Teaching (4) consent of instructor
MAT      677     Facilitating Special Services (3) MAT 605
III. Special Education Methods Courses 6
Students preparing for Mild/Moderate Special Education take:
MAT      671     Methods for K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education (3) MAT 605
MAT      672     Methods for 7–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education (3) MAT 605
Students preparing for Severe Special Education take:
MAT      681     Methods for K–6 Severe Special Education (3) MAT 605
MAT      682         Methods for 7–12 Severe Special Education (3) MAT 605
TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MATELED WITH SPED ENDORSEMENT
Requires completion of the requisite Praxis Test(s) before candidate can apply for student teaching. See Program Director for current requirements
64

Recommended Plan of Study for MATELED with SPED

First Semester
(summer or fall)
Second and Third Semesters Fourth Semester
MAT 600
MAT 601
MAT 602
MAT 604
MAT 605
MAT 630
MAT 631
MAT 632         MAT 664
MAT 633         MAT 671 or 681
MAT 636         MAT 672 or 682
MAT 637         MAT 673
MAT 641         MAT 674
MAT 663         MAT 677
MAT 669Students will take half these courses in one semester and half in the next; based on a plan developed in consultation with their advisor.
MAT 606
MAT 607
MAT 639MAT 676

Part-time students develop a schedule in consultation with an advisor to take additional semesters to complete the program.

 

MAT in Secondary Education (MATSED) with Licensure in Special Education (SPED)

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. Required Courses 33
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      601     Technology and Teaching (1)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      604     Learning Theory (2)
MAT      605     Diversity and Learning (3)
MAT      606     Travel Seminar (2) consent of instructor
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      611     Curriculum Design & Management (3)
MAT      612     Secondary Methods Seminar (2) MAT 600
MAT      613     Secondary General Methods & Assessment (4) MAT 611
MAT      614     Reading, Language & Literacy (3) MAT 600
MAT      615     Secondary Student Teaching (6) consent of instructor
II. Content Methods Courses 3–6
Students must register for the content methods course chosen from the following that reflects their expected area of licensure. Students seeking licensure in a second content area must take a second methods course that reflects the area of licensure for their second content area of interest.
MAT      616     Methods of Teaching Secondary School History/Social Science (3) MAT 600
MAT      617     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Science (3) MAT 600
MAT      619     Methods of Teaching Secondary School English (3) MAT 600
MAT      621     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Art (3) MAT 600
MAT      622     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Mathematics (3) MAT 600
MAT      624     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Foreign Languages (3) MAT 600
MAT      625     Methods of Teaching Secondary School Fine Arts (3) MAT 600
III. Special Education Core Courses 13
MAT      673     Special Education Assessment (3) MAT 605
MAT      674     Special Education Behavioral Supports (3) MAT 605
MAT      676     Special Education Student Teaching (4) consent of instructor
MAT      677         Facilitating Special Services (3) MAT 605
IV. Special Education Methods Courses 6
Students preparing for Mild/Moderate Special Education take:
MAT      671     Methods for K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education (3) MAT 605
MAT      672     Methods for 7–12 Mild/Moderate Special Education (3) MAT 605
Students preparing for Severe Special Education take:
MAT      681     Methods for K–6 Severe Special Education (3) MAT 605
MAT      682     Methods for 7–12 Severe Special Education (3) MAT 605
TOTAL HOURS WITH SPED ENDORSEMENT
Requires completion of the requisite Praxis Test(s) before candidate can be approved for student teaching. See Program Director for current requirements
55-58

Recommended Plan of Study for MATSED with SPED

Full-time MAT students may begin the program in the Summer or Fall semester.

First Semester
(summer or fall)
Second and Third Semesters Fourth Semester
MAT 600
MAT 601
MAT 602
MAT 604
MAT 605
MAT 611
MAT 612
MAT 613
MAT 614
Subject Methods
(MAT 616–625)
MAT 671 or 681
MAT 672 or 682
MAT 673
MAT 674
MAT 677
MAT 606
MAT 607
MAT 615
MAT 676
Students will take half these courses in one semester and half in the next; based on a plan developed in consultation with their advisor.

Part-time students develop a schedule in consultation with an advisor to take additional semesters to complete the program.

MAT Followed by MED Degree Program

This program is designed for graduates of Westminster’s Master of Arts in Teaching Program who pursue an endorsement and an MED degree or a general MED degree. The following admissions policies apply to these MAT graduates only. All other MED policies apply to these students.

Admission to the Program

The requirement for admission is completion of Westminster College’s Master of Arts in Teaching degree with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
A candidate for admission must submit the following materials to the Admissions Office:

  • A completed Application for Graduate Admission form with a $40 application fee.
  • Westminster transcript showing successful completion of the Westminster College Master of Arts in Teaching degree with an overall GPA of 3.0.
  • Upon completion of these steps, the individual’s application materials are submitted to the Graduate Education Admissions Committee.

MAT Followed by Traditional MED

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. MAT Required Courses 10
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      605     Diversity and Learning (3)
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
II. Elective Courses 18
Students may choose classes from the following:
MED      602     Teaching and Learning Theory (3)
MED      605     Contemporary Issues in Education (3)
MED      610     Diversity in Education (3)
MED      613     Theories of Adult Learning and Development (3)
MED      615     Education, Schools and Politics (3)
MED      621     Foundations of ESOL Instruction (3)
MED      622     Language Acquisition and Development (3)
MED      634     Teaching Adults (3)
MED      635     Adult Ed Program Planning & Evaluation (3)
MED      651     Learner-Centered Environments (3)
MED      658     Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)
MED      660     Directed Studies (1–3) consent of instructor
III. Capstone Course 4
All students must take MED 669 Research Project. see course description
TOTAL HOURS FOR TRADITIONAL MEd AFTER COMPLETION OF MAT 32

Elementary or Special Education MAT Followed by Basic Reading Endorsement and Completion of  MED

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. MAT Required Courses 10
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      605     Diversity and Learning (3)
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
II. Basic Reading Endorsement (RDG) 21
This program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license and are seeking to become qualified to be a reading teacher at the elementary or secondary level. Students must be admitted to the M.Ed. program.
MED      612     Models and Processes of Literacy (3)
MED      630     Children’s/Adolescent Literature (3)
MED      631     Writing in the Classroom (3)
MED      632     Assessment of Reading Processes (3)
MED      633     Diagnostic Teaching for Reading Comprehension (3) MED 632
MED      636     Early Literacy Instruction (3)
MED      658     Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)
III. Capstone Course 4
All students must take MED 669 Research Project. see course description
Praxis Testing Requirement: Students seeking Reading Endorsements through the MED program must pass the Praxis test required by the State of Utah in order to receive the endorsement from the State of Utah. See the Utah State Office of Education website or the MED Director at Westminster for Information on current Praxis requirements.
TOTAL HOURS FOR RDG ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd AFTER COMPLETION OF ELEMENTARY OR SPED MAT 35

 

Secondary MAT Followed by Basic Reading Endorsement and Completion of MED

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. MAT Required Courses 10
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      614     Reading, Language & Literature (3)
II. Basic Reading Endorsement (RDG) 18
This program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license and are seeking to become qualified to be a reading teacher at the elementary or secondary level. Students must be admitted to the M.Ed. program.
MED      612     Models and Processes of Literacy (3)
MED      630     Children’s/Adolescent Literature (3)
MED      631     Writing in the Classroom (3)
MED      632     Assessment of Reading Processes (3)
MED      633     Diagnostic Teaching for Reading Comprehension (3)
MED      636     Early Literacy Instruction (3) MED 632
III. Capstone Course 4
All students must take MED 669 Research Project. see course description
Praxis Testing Requirement: Students seeking Reading Endorsements through the MED program must pass the Praxis test required by the State of Utah in order to receive the endorsement from the State of Utah. See the Utah State Office of Education website or the MED Director at Westminster for Information on current Praxis requirements.
TOTAL HOURS FOR RDG ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd AFTER COMPLETION OF SECONDARY MAT 32

Elementary or Special Education MAT Followed by Basic and Advanced Reading Endorsement and Completion of MED

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. MAT Required Courses 10
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      605     Diversity and Learning (3)
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
II. Basic Reading Endorsement (RDG) 21
This program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license and are seeking to become qualified to be a reading teacher at the elementary or secondary level. Students must be admitted to the M.Ed. program.
MED      612     Models and Processes of Literacy (3)
MED      630     Children’s/Adolescent Literature (3)
MED      631     Writing in the Classroom (3)
MED      632     Assessment of Reading Processes (3)
MED      633     Diagnostic Teaching for Reading Comprehension (3) MED 632
MED      636     Early Literacy Instruction (3)
MED      658     Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)
IV. Advanced Reading Endorsement 10
This program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license and have completed the Basic Reading Endorsement at Westminster College or a regionally accredited institution.
MED 650 Intro to Research Methods (2)
MED       676 Supervision and Staff Development/Internship (3)
MED      677  Advanced Reading Research (2)
MED      679  Research Methodologies (3) MED 650
Praxis Testing Requirement: Students seeking Reading Endorsements through the MED program must pass the Praxis test required by the State of Utah in order to receive the endorsement from the State of Utah. See the Utah State Office of Education website or the MED Director at Westminster for Information on current Praxis requirements.
TOTAL HOURS FOR RDG ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd AFTER COMPLETION OF ELEMENTARY OR SPED MAT 41

Secondary MAT Followed by Basic and Advanced Reading Endorsements and Completion of MED

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. MAT Required Courses 10
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
MAT      614     Reading, Language & Literature (3)
II. Basic Reading Endorsement (RDG) 18
This program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license and are seeking to become qualified to be a reading teacher at the elementary or secondary level. Students must be admitted to the M.Ed. program.
MED      612     Models and Processes of Literacy (3)
MED      630     Children’s/Adolescent Literature (3)
MED      631     Writing in the Classroom (3)
MED      633     Diagnostic Teaching for Reading Comprehension (3) MED 632
MED      636     Early Literacy Instruction (3)
MED      658     Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)
IV. Advanced Reading Endorsement 10
This program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license and have completed the Basic Reading Endorsement at Westminster College or a regionally accredited institution.
MED 650 Intro to Research Methods (2)
MED       676 Supervision and Staff Development/Internship (3)
MED      677     Advanced Reading Research (2) MED 650
MED      679         Research Methodologies (3)
Praxis Testing Requirement: Students seeking Reading Endorsements through the MED program must pass the Praxis test required by the State of Utah in order to receive the endorsement from the State of Utah. See the Utah State Office of Education website or the MED Director at Westminster for information on current Praxis requirements.
TOTAL HOURS FOR RDG ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd AFTER COMPLETION OF SECONDARY MAT 38

 

MAT Followed by ESL Endorsement and Completion of MED

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. MAT Required Courses 10
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      605     Diversity and Learning (3)
MAT      607     Teaching and Research Seminar (1) consent of instructor
II. English as a Second Language Endorsement (ESL) 15
This program is designed for students who already hold a teaching license and a bachelor’s degree, and are seeking to become qualified to be an ESL teacher at the elementary or secondary level. Students must be admitted to the M.Ed. program.
MED      621     Foundations of ESOL Instruction (3)
MED      622     Language Acquisition and Development (3)
MED      623     Instructional Methods for English Learners (3) MED 621, 622
MED      624     Content Area Instruction for English Learners (3) MED 623
MED      625     Assessment for English Learners (3) MED 623
III. Elective Courses 3
Students choose an elective class from the following:
MED      602     Teaching and Learning Theory (3)
MED      605     Contemporary Issues in Education (3)
MED      613     Theories of Adult Learning and Development (3)
MED      615     Education, Schools and Politics (3)
MED      630     Children’s/Adolescent Literature     (3)
MED      634     Teaching Adults (3)
MED      635     Adult Ed Program Planning & Evaluation (3)
MED      658     Reading and Writing in the Content Area (3)
V. Capstone Course 4
All students must take MED 669 Research Project. see course description
TOTAL HOURS FOR ESL ENDORSEMENT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd AFTER COMPLETION OF MAT 32

Dual MAT (ELED or SED With SPED) Followed by Completion of MED

Requirement Description
Credit Hours Prerequisites
I. MAT Required Courses 9
MAT      600     Culture, Family and Community (3)
MAT      602     Introduction to Education (3)
MAT      605     Diversity and Learning (3)
II. Special Education Core Courses 13
MAT      673     Special Education Assessment (3) MAT 605; co-requisite: MAT 671
MAT      674     Special Education Behavioral Supports (3) MAT 605; co-requisite: MAT 672
MAT      676     Special Education Student Teaching (4)
MAT      677     Facilitating Special Services (3) MAT 605
III. Special Education Methods Courses 6
Students preparing for Mild/Moderate Special Education take:
MAT      671     Methods for K–6 Mild/Moderate Special Education (3) MAT 605; co-requisite: MAT 673
MAT      672     Methods for 7–12 Mild/Moderate SPED (3) MAT 605, 671, 673; co-requisite: MAT 674
Students preparing for Severe Special Education take:
MAT      681     Methods for K–6 Severe Special Education (3) MAT 605; co-requisite: MAT 673
MAT      682         Methods for 7–12 Severe Special Education (3) MAT 605; co-requisite: MAT 674
IV. Capstone Course 4
All students must take MED 669
Praxis Requirement: Students seeking Special Education licenses through the MED program must pass the Praxis test(s) required by the State of Utah before applying to student teach. See the Utah State Office of Education web site or the Director of Special Education Programs at Westminster for information on current Praxis requirements.
TOTAL HOURS FOR DUAL MAT FOLLOWED BY COMPLETION OF MEd 32