Master of Arts in Teaching

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program is designed for students with a bachelor's degree. Upon completion of the program, you will receive a master's degree and an Initial Massachusetts state license as an educator. The licensure is reciprocal with those of more than 40 states, islands, and territories.

We offer M.A.T. programs in:

  • Biology (5-8) (8-12)
  • Chemistry (5-8) (8-12)
  • Early Childhood (PreK-2)
  • Earth Science (5-8) (8-12)
  • Elementary Education (1-6)
  • English (5-8) (8-12)
  • English as a Second Language (PreK-6) (5-12)
  • General Science (5-8)
  • History (5-8) (8-12)
  • Humanities (5-8)
  • Math (5-8) (8-12)
  • Math/Science (5-8)
  • Moderate Special Needs (PreK-8) (5-12)
  • Physics (5-8) (8-12)
  • Reading Specialist (all levels)
  • Spanish (5-12)

View the requirements for licensure in:

  • Middle and Secondary Education
  • Early Childhood Education (PreK-2)
  • Elementary Education (1-6)
  • English as a Second Language (PreK-6)
  • English as a Second Languate (5-12)
  • Moderate Disabilities
  • Reading Specialist

Curriculum

All courses carry three credits. 

Middle and Secondary Requirements

EDU 600 Reflective Teaching Practice
EDU 620 Development and Learning
EDU 519 Students with Special Needs
EDU 543 Models of Inclusion
PSY 535 Psychology of Adolescence
EDU 525 Middle & Secondary Instruction
EDU 526 Middle & Secondary Curriculum
EDU 516 Introduction to Technology in Education
EDU 714 Advanced Developmental Reading - Middle & Secondary
EDU 660 Seminar in Professional Education
An Initial Practicum in the Field of Licensure

Early Childhood Education (PreK-2) Requirements

EDU 600 Reflective Teaching Practice
EDU 620 Development and Learning
EDU 519 Students with Special Needs
EDU 513 Current Approaches to Reading and Language Arts
EDU 560 Beginning Reading and Writing
EDU 611 Writing Workshop
EDU 514 Methods in Math Instruction
EDU 585 Inquiry-Based Science Methods
EDU 542 Assessment of Students
EDU 647 Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics
EDU 622 Curriculum for Early Childhood Inclusion Settings
EDU 660 Seminar in Professional Education
EDU 700 Early Childhood Initial Practicum

Elementary Education (1-6) Requirements

EDU 600 Reflective Teaching Practice
EDU 620 Development and Learning
EDU 519 Students with Special Needs
EDU 513 Current Approaches to Reading and Language Arts
EDU 560 Beginning Reading and Writing
EDU 611 Writing Workshop
EDU 514 Methods in Math Instruction
EDU 585 Inquiry-Based Science Methods
EDU 636 Social Studies Methods
EDU 660 Seminar in Professional Education
EDU 701 Elementary Initial Practicum

English as a Second Language (PreK-6) Requirements

EDU 600 Reflective Teaching Practice
EDU 620 Development and Learning
EDU 519 Students with Special Needs
EDU 513 Current Approaches to Reading and Language Arts
EDU 560 Beginning Reading and Writing
EDU 611 Writing Workshop
EDU 514 Methods in Math Instruction
EDU 585 Inquiry-Based Science Methods
EDU 636 Social Studies Methods
EDU 647 Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics
EDU 652 Issues in ESL/Bilingulism
EDU 654 Methods in Teaching ESL
SOC 580 Racial & Cultural Groups or SPA 512 Hispanic Cultures in the United States
EDU 660 Seminar in Professional Education
EDU 704 ESL (PreK-6) Initial Practicum

English as a Second Language (5-12) Requirements

EDU 600 Reflective Teaching Practice
EDU 620 Development and Learning
EDU 519 Students with Special Needs
EDU 513 Current Approaches to Reading and Language Arts
EDU 560 Beginning Reading and Writing
EDU 611 Writing Workshop
EDU 526 Middle & Secondary Curriculum
EDU 647 Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics
EDU 652 Issues in ESL/Bilingualism
EDU 654 Methods in Teaching ESL
SOC 580 Racial & Cultural Groups or  SPA 512 Hispanic Cultures in the United States
EDU 660 Seminar in Professional Education
EDU 705 ESL (5-12) Initial Practicum

Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8 or 5-12) Requirements

EDU 600 Reflective Teaching Practice
EDU 620 Development and Learning
EDU 519 Students with Special Needs
EDU 513 Current Approaches to Reading and Language Arts
EDU 560 Beginning Reading and Writing
EDU 611 Writing Workshop
EDU 514 Methods in Math Instruction
EDU 585 Inquiry-Based Science Methods
EDU 636 Social Studies Methods
EDU 542 Assessment of Students
EDU 543 Models of Inclusion
PSY 513 Psychology of Behavioral Management
EDU 660 Seminar in Professional Education
EDU 707 Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (PreK-8) Initial Practicum or EDU 708 Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities (5-12) Initial Practicum

Reading Specialist (all levels) Requirements

The following three courses must be completed before any practicum:

EDU 611P Writing Workshop
EDU 616 Developing Literacy Skills
EDU 615 Diagnosing Literacy Skills

The following course must be taken before EDU706, the Elementary Practicum:

EDU 560P Beginning Reading & Writing

The following course must be taken before EDU713, the Middle School Practicum:

EDU 714 Advanced Developmental Reading - Secondary

The following four courses must be taken before the second practicum:

EDU 647 Bilingualism and Applied Linguistics
EDU 614 Developing Reading & Study Skills: Content Areas
EDU 612 Diversity & Multiculturalism: Children's Literature
EDU 617 Administration of Literacy Programs

Practica

EDU 706 Reading Elementary Initial Practicum and Seminar
EDU 713 Reading Middle Initial Practicum and Seminar

Contact Us

Division of Education
Mary Claffey Janeczek, Ed.D.
Chair

413-265-2250
janeczekm@elms.edu