M.A.T. students complete at least 18 hours of graduate work in English as part of the program, but the exact requirements in English will vary depending on the courses students have taken as undergraduates. The English requirements listed below must be met before students complete the program, but they can be met through any combination of undergraduate course work and work completed as part of the M.A.T. In brief, the more requirements that have been met in a student’s undergraduate studies, the fewer will have to be met as part of the M.A.T. No matter how many of these courses have been taken as part of students’ undergraduate work, however, the 18 hours in graduate English, as well as a minimum of 45 total semester hours, are still required Meeting the requirements early means only that students may have the opportunity to explore graduate electives in English as part of their program. Students will work with their assigned advisor to determine an appropriate plan of study.

English Requirements

Professional Education Requirements

Field Experience & Student Teaching

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English Requirements

  • One Shakespeare course
  • Three courses on American literature
  • One course on British literature
  • One course on Creative or Expository Writing
  • EDTL:3382/ENGL:3190 Language and Learning
  • EDTL:3393/ENGL3191 Reading and Teaching Adolescent Literature
  • EDTL:4355/CNW:4355 Approaches to Teaching Writing

Professional Education Requirements

  • EPLS:4180 Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher
  • EDTL:3002 Technology in the Classroom (this class must be taken during the first semester in the program)
  • PSQF:6200 Educational Psychology
  • EPLS:3000 Foundations of Education
  • EDTL:4314 Introduction and Practicum: Secondary English (this course is a prerequisite to EDTL:4315 and EDTL:4394 and must be completed during the first or second semester after admission)
  • EDTL:4315 Learning to Teach Secondary English/Language Arts & Field Experience
  • EDTL:4087 Seminar: Curriculum and Student Teaching
  • EDTL:3090 Orientation to Secondary Education (must be taken during first semester in the program)
  • EDTL:4091 Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary School
  • EDTL:4092 Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary School
  • EDTL:4394 Methods: High School Reading
  • EDTL:4900 Foundations of Special Education
  • EDTL:6315 MA Seminar English Education

Please note the following:

  • All students must take a college-level Math course (MATH:0100/300/500 will not work) which may also be used to satisfy the Quantitative and Formal Reasoning General Education requirement.
  • Student teaching will not be approved unless all program course work has been completed. If any course is carrying a grade of “I” (incomplete), approval for student teaching will be delayed until the incomplete has been removed.