Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary: Certification in Grades 7-12 or PK-12
The Master of Arts in Teaching, Secondary program is for individuals seeking initial teacher certification. The course of study is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified teachers who are responsive to the educational needs of diverse learners at the secondary level.
An undergraduate major (or 27-30 sufficient credits) in the content area in which the aspiring teaching is seeking certification (art, biology, chemistry, earth/space science, French, music vocal/instrumental, physics, English, Spanish, mathematics or social studies) is required.
MAT Secondary Certification Areas (Grades 7-12)
- Earth/space science
- Social studies
Social studies certification includes majors in economics, geography, government, history, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. It is necessary to have at least 15 credits in history.
MAT Secondary Certification Areas (Grades PK-12)
- Music vocal/instrumental
Most classes are offered in the late afternoon and early evening to balance various schedules. The program is available in both a part-time and full-time format to accommodate students who want to complete the program on a fast pace, as well as students who prefer to take a number of years to finish. Students may start the program in fall or summer semesters.
The Loyola MAT in Secondary Education requires 34 credit hours. All courses are three credits, unless indicated otherwise.
|Core Courses (12 credits)
||Introduction to Special Education
||Foundations of Education*
||Teacher Research and Inquiry
|Required Reading Course (3 credit)
||Teaching Reading in the Content Area I
|Pedagogy/ Practical Courses (19 credits)
||Secondary Methods of Teaching* (3 credits)
||One in Education or Liberal Studies programs AND one in Education (6 credits)
|TE604 - TE611
||Methods of Teaching in the Certification Area - 604 (English), 605 (Social Studies), 606 (Science), 607 (Math) or 609 (Foreign Language), 610 (Art ), 611 (Music) (3 credits)
||Internship II Seminar Elementary/Middle/Secondary (1 credit)
|TE645 - TE652
||Internship I in the Certification Area (1 credit) - 645 (Art), 646 (Music), 647 (French), 648 (Spanish), 649 (English), 650 (Social Studies), 651 (Science), 652 (Mathematics) Please note: students in Earth/space Science, Chemistry and Physics certification areas take TE651. (1 credit)
|TE653 - TE660
||Internship II in the Certification Area (5 credits) - 653 (English), 654 (Social Studies), 655 (Science), 656 (Mathematics), 657 (Spanish), 658 (French), 659 (Art), 660 (Music) Please note: students in Earth/space Science, Chemistry and Physics certification areas take TE655. (5 credits)
*Includes a 20-hour field experience.
This program includes two 20-hour field placement designed to provide the student with exposure to school classroom operations prior to the internship.
- Internship I is one day or two half days a week for a semester after initial consecutive full time orientation days.
- Internship II consists of teaching five school days a week for the semester. Students take an Internship II Seminar.
Completion of this program and satisfactory scores on the Praxis CORE (or equivalent) and Praxis II exams (ACTFL exams for French and Spanish) will lead to Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification. Art, French, music vocal/instrumental, and Spanish apply to grades PK-12 and other certification areas apply to grades 7-12.