Secondary Education - M.A.T.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies
404 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2580
www.kent.edu/ehhs/tlcs


Description

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Secondary Education serves individuals who have never held a teaching certificate or license. There are two options of study. The 11-month option requires full-time study beginning the summer of the year admitted and continuing thought the academic year. The two-year option allows part time enrollment.

The Secondary Education major comprises the following concentrations:

  • Art
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry/Physics
  • Dance
  • Earth Science
  • English/Language Arts
  • French
  • German
  • Health
  • Integrated Science
  • Latin
  • Life Science
  • Life Science-Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education 

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • GRE scores
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • 1000-word essay
  • Supplemental form
  • Content evaluation
  • Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
  • Interview

Effective for spring 2018, admission criteria will be the following:

  • Official transcript(s)
  • minimum 3.000 overall GPA
  • GRE (with a recommended score of 50th percentile or higher)
    • GRE waiver may be granted for those applicants with a Master's, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. degree
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • 1000-word essay explaining desire to teach
  • Questions in Anticipation of Licensure form
  • A content evaluation must be completed before apply for the program
  • An interview will be conducted prior to full acceptance into the program

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 550 TOEFL score (79 on the Internet-based version), minimum 77 MELAB score, minimum 6.5 IELTS score or minimum 58 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Implement current learning theories in the classroom.
  2. Demonstrate continued professional development.
  3. Understand the scope and sequence of curriculum in their content area for grades seven to 12.
  4. Use reflection on teaching as a tool for improving teaching and student learning.
  5. Incorporate the appropriate use of technology in classroom lessons to increase student learning.
  6. Demonstrate how schools work and how support staff, parents and the community can be utilized to foster and improve their future students' success.
  7. Recognize the importance of planning that incorporate national and state standards for their content area.
  8. Develop and refine skills in planning, assessment and classroom management that maximize learning for all students.
 

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements
ADED 62145PRINCIPLES OF SECONDARY TEACHING 3
ADED 62191SEMINAR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 14
ADED 62192ADVANCED PRACTICUM AND INTERNSHIP IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 212
ADED 62198RESEARCH IN SECONDARY EDUCATION 3
ADED 67147TEACHING ADOLESCENTS IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOL CULTURE 3
CULT 65530FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN SERVICES 3
EPSY 68901PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF EDUCATION 3
SPED 53062DIFFERENTIATED CORE INSTRUCTION: FRAMEWORKS AND PRACTICES 3
Concentration Requirements
Choose from the following:6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:40
 
1

Students in the two-year option of study have an additional field work component requiring an additional credit of seminar.

2

Candidates seeking multiage licensures will be required to take 13 credits of Advanced Practicum and Internship in Secondary Education.

Graduation Requirements

  • Additional curriculum content coursework may be required for licensure.

Licensure Information

Candidates seeking Ohio licensure are required to pass specific assessments in order to apply for licensure. Students should consult their advisors for specific program requirements and refer to the Ohio Department of Education-Educator Preparation website for more information on assessments specific to licensure type.

Art Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-ART9]

Concentration Requirements
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Methods II Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Chemistry Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-CHEM]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Chemistry/Physics Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-CHPH]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Dance Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-DANC]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Earth Science Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-ESCI]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

English/Language Arts Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-ENLA]

Concentration Requirements
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Methods II Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

French Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-FR]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

German Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-GER]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Health Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-HLTH]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Integrated Science Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-ISCI]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Latin  Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-LAT]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Life Science Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-LFSC]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Life Science-Chemistry Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-LSCM]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Mathematics Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-MATH]

Concentration Requirements
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Methods II Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Music Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-MUS]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Physics Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-PHY]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Social Studies Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-SST] 

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6

Spanish Concentration Requirements

[EH-MAT-SEED-SPAN]

Concentration Requirements
CI 67330READING IN CONTENT AREAS 3
Methods I Course (in concentration area)3
Minimum Total Credit Hours:6