Master of Arts in Teaching - Secondary

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) degree is designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree in a non-education program with appropriate teaching majors and minors, and who desire both a master's degree and Michigan Provisional Teaching Certification at the secondary level. Teaching certification can be earned prior to completion of the master's degree requirements. The M.A.T. program consists of graduate level courses (several involving work with children in a school setting) and a student teaching experience for a minimum of one University semester.

Persons interested in the elementary or secondary education M.A.T. should consult with an admissions counselor, Room 469 or 489 Education Building, about acceptable teaching majors and minors before filing an application.

Students completing the program earn a Master of Arts degree and Secondary Teaching Certification in the State of Michigan.

Admission Requirements

The credit requirement for the M.A.T. degree is 52 credits.

All course work must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and the Graduate School governing graduate scholarship and degrees. Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching degree must be completed within 6 years after completion of the first course to be applied to the degree.

Course work for the degree must be distributed among four areas: the major, the general professional sequence (core courses), elective courses, and a professional clinical experience. A teaching certificate is required in order to receive a M.A.T. degree.

Plan of Work

General Professional Core: All M.A.T. students are required to complete the following general professional sequence:

  • EDP 6210 - Foundations of Educational Psychology 3 Cr.
  • EHP 7600 - Philosophy of Education 2 Cr.

Elective Courses

If needed for diversity in the program, are selected in consultation with an adviser at the time a Plan of Work is prepared.


Professional Clinical Experiences

Pre-student teaching and student teaching are integral parts of all M.A.T. programs, and must be completed during daytime school hours. Courses which involve clinical experiences are TED 5150, 5160, 5650, 5780, 5790 and BBE 6600.


Major Requirements

Courses which must be completed prior to student teaching are TED 5150, 5160, EDP 5480, RLL 6120. Additional courses required for certification are EHP 7600, BBE 5000, SED 7050 and TED 6020. Courses required for the M.A.T. degree following completion of the certification program are TED 7000; ED 7999; RLL 6121; MAE 5150; MAE 6050; and two courses selected from: MAE 6150, 7150, 7200, 7250, 7300, and 7400. Additional courses are selected in consultation with an adviser.