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Master of Arts in Teaching

Master of Arts in Teaching

OBJECTIVES

The School of Education offers a Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program designed to prepare graduate students as certified secondary classroom teachers. This program includes theory, pedagogy, research, and an intense practicum and internship. Students may be admitted as a cohort each Fall semester with applications accepted until September 01.

 

Prerequisite:

  1. Meet all University requirements stated under Academic Regulations.
  2. A degree in a field outside of Education. Fifteen (15) units of coursework (6 of which must be upper division credits) in the content area in which certification is being sought. Content areas include: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health/PE, World Language, Business, and Family Science.
  3. Praxis I scores of 176 Reading, 17w Writing and 170 Math.
  4. Two letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s scholarly knowledge in the content area and aptitude to work with youth.
  5. A written statement of accomplishments, interests, and goals relating to teaching.

 

Continuing Requirements:

  1. Maintain a cumulative minimum GPA of 3.00 for all coursework in the program. Graduate courses with grades less than a B require written program faculty and administration approval to continue in the program.
  2. Maintain an electronic teaching portfolio aligned with the SOE Conceptual Framework, INTASC, NBPTS and GTPS standards to be reviewed each semester by the student’s committee. The portfolio will be used as a basis for assessment and advisement throughout the graduate studies experience and will be closely monitored at major decision points such as admission to candidacy, midpoint, and exit.
  3. Praxis II scores which meet Guam Teacher Certification requirements in the content area in which certification is being sought before the completion of twelve (12) credits.
  4. Praxis II scores which meet Guam Teacher Certification requirements in Learning and Teaching after the completion of 33 credits and at least one semester before graduation. This is the Comprehensive examination for the degree.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Specialization Courses: (27 credit hours)


Foundations/Professional Knowledge
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED605Foundations of Secondary Education3
ED606Child & Adolescent Development3
ED607Learning Theories3
ED655Principles and Practices in Special Education3

 

Methods/Pedagogical Knowledge
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED641Middle/Secondary Reading and Writing in Content Areas
ED683Classroom Management
ED608Classroom Assessment
ED609Instructional Technology in the Secondary classroom 3
ED616Secondary Teaching Methods 3

 

Field Experience: (6 credit hours)
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED698Teaching Internship6

Students choose either a Research preparation and a Practitioner preparation

 

Project Track: (9 credit hours)
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED617Action Research3
ED690Special Project6

or

Practitioner Track: (9 credit hours)
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED692Practicum1/1/1
ED615Diversity in Education3
ED617Action Research3

 

TOTAL 42 CREDIT HOURS

 

Schedule Format

Courses are taught in terms with the length of each term. The first year of the program (Certification courses) mixes theory and practice with both philosophical foundations and field experiences in secondary classrooms. Coursework begins with three eight-week terms (October – May) and two four-week terms during the summer (June – August). Students must complete a ten-hour field experience requirement each term that is aligned with the courses each term. In addition, all courses are a blend of face-to-face and online interaction. The second year of the program follows the traditional UOG calendar for Fall and Spring semesters which focuses on the final Teaching Internship with the MAT student employed as teacher with a University faculty supervising the classroom instruction periodically throughout the term. Sound and ethical research practices are also introduced this term.

 

AY 2013-2015 COURSE SCHEDULE

 
YEAR 1

Required Orientation: Oct 05, 2013, 9:00am SOE

Term 1 Oct 12 – Dec 14, 2013
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED605Foundations of Secondary Education3
ED683Classroom Management3
ED692Practicum *Practitioner track requirement1

 

Term 2 Jan 11 – March 01, 2014
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED607Learning Theories3
ED616Secondary Teaching Methods3
ED692Practicum *Practitioner track requirement1

 

Term 3 March 15 – May 10, 2014
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
ED655Principles and Practices in Special Education3
ED608Classroom Assessment3
ED692Practicum *Practitioner track requirement 1

 

Term 4 June 02 – July 05, 2014
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
ED606Child & Adolescent Development3
ED609Instructional Technology in the Secondary classroom3

 

Term 5 July 02 - Aug 03, 2013
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED641Middle/ Secondary Reading and Writing in Content Areas3

 

YEAR 2
Term 6 Aug 17 – Dec 14, 2013
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED698Teaching Internship6
ED617Action Research3

 

Term 7 Jan 22 – May 18, 2014
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED690Special Project6
ED616Diversity in Education3

 

Commencement: May 24, 2015

 

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN TEACHING

OBJECTIVES

The School of Education offers a Certificate in Teaching designed to prepare graduate students as certified secondary classroom teachers. This program includes theory, pedagogy, and an intense practicum and internship. Coursework toward Teacher certification is completed in 16 months. The student enrolls at UOG as a Graduate, Non-degree seeking student. The student must be admitted into Graduate School following all university policies and procedures. All coursework must be completed to receive a UOG Endorsement recommendation. Coursework can be applied to the UOG Masters in Teaching (MAT) program in accordance with UOG Graduate School rules and regulations.

 

Prerequisite:

  1. Meet all University requirements stated under Academic Regulations.
  2. A degree in a field outside of Education. Fifteen (15) units of coursework (6 of which must be upper division credits) in the content area in which certification is being sought.
  3. Praxis I scores which meet Guam Teaching Certification requirements.
  4. Two letters of recommendation that speak to the applicant’s scholarly knowledge or aptitude to work with youth.
  5. A written statement of accomplishments, interests, and goals relating to teaching.

 

Continuing Requirements:

  1. Maintain minimum of 3.00 GPA for all coursework in the program. Graduate courses with grades less than a B require written program faculty and administration approval to continue in the program.
  2. Maintain an electronic teaching portfolio aligned with the SOE Conceptual Framework, INTASC, NBPTS and GTPS standards to be reviewed each semester by the student’s committee. The portfolio will be used as a basis for assessment and advisement throughout the graduate studies experience and will be closely monitored at major decision points such as admission to candidacy, midpoint, and exit.
  3. Praxis II scores which meet Guam Teacher Certification requirements in the content area in which certification is being sought by the completion of twelve (12) credits.
  4. Praxis II scores which meet Guam Teacher Certification requirements in Learning and Teaching before enrolling in ED698 Internship. This is the final examination for the certificate.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED605Foundations of Secondary Education3
ED607Learning Theories 3
ED608Classroom Assessment3
ED616Secondary Teaching Methods3
ED641Middle/Secondary Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
ED655Principles and Practices in Special Education3
ED683Classroom Management3
ED698Teaching Internship6
TOTAL 27 CREDIT HOURS

 

Schedule Format

Courses are taught in terms with the length of each term varying. The first year of the program (Certification courses) mixes theory and practice with both philosophical foundations and field experiences in secondary classrooms. Coursework begins with three eight-week terms (October – May) and two four-week terms during the summer (June – August). Students must complete a ten-hour field experience requirement each term that is aligned with the courses each term. In addition, all courses are a blend of face-to-face and online interaction.

Term five focuses on the final Teaching Internship with the student employed as teacher with a University faculty supervising the classroom instruction periodically throughout the term.

 

AY 2013-2014 COURSE SCHEDULE

Required Orientation: October 5, 2013, 9:00am SOE

Term 1 Oct 12 – Dec 14, 2013
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED605Foundations of Secondary Education3
ED683Classroom Management3

 

Term 2 Jan 11 – March 01, 2014
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED607Learning Theories3
ED616Secondary Teaching Methods3

 

Term 3 March 15 – May 10, 2014
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
ED655Principles and Practices in Special Education3
ED608Classroom Assessment3

 

Term 4 June 02 – July5 , 2014
Course
Title
Credit Hours
ED606Child and Adolescent Development3

 

YEAR 2
Term 5 Aug 20 – Dec 19, 2014
Course
TItle
Credit Hours
ED698Teaching Internship6

What careers are available to someone with a degree in Teaching?

  1. Education Administrators
  2. Educational, Vocational, and School Counselors
  3. Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers
  4. Librarians
  5. School Psychologists
  6. Special Education Teachers

Master of Arts in Teaching is a Graduate Degrees program in the School of Education