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Curriculum

MA in Teaching 2-Year Degree Plan

All students must meet with the MAT Director for advising each semester. 

Note: Total number of credits per semester must be at least 12 credits (to be considered full-time) and not exceed 18 credits.

Requirements for the MA in Teaching: Year One (Fall)
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Intro to Teaching ED 5202 3
Art and Human Development ED 5200 3
Foundations of Education ED 5206 3
Educational Theory: Teaching and Learning in the Arts ED 5310 3
Elective 3
Requirements for the MA in Teaching: Year One (Spring)
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Critical Response to Art, PreK-12 ED 5305 3
Strategies for Teaching Art, PreK-12 ED 5306 3
Introduction to Special Education ED 5307 3
Teaching Internship I, Field ED 5308 3
Teaching Internship I, Seminar ED 5308 S 1
Elective 3
Requirements for the MA in Teaching: Year Two (Fall)
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Visual Thinking in Media, PreK-12 ED 5304 3
MAT Studio Thesis I FA 5590 3
Teaching Internship II, Field ED 5309 3
Teaching Internship II, Seminar ED 5309 S 3
MAT Graduate Seminar ED 5510 1
Elective 3
Requirements for the MA in Teaching: Year Two (Spring)
Course TitleCourse #Credits
Student Teaching ED 5520 12
Pro Seminar ED 5521 1
MAT Studio Thesis II FA 5591 3

Total Credits for the MA in Teaching: 53

 

Milestones for the MA in Teaching Program

  1. GPA: All graduate coursework must be completed with a B or better, which assumes a 3.0 or better GPA each semester.
  2. Praxis Core: MAT students must pass Praxis Core by the beginning of their first semester.
    Note: Completion of Praxis I is not a requirement to submit an application to the program. (Click here for Federal Reporting)
  3. Praxis II: MAT students must pass the Praxis II exams (Art Content and Art Theory and Criticism) by the end of their first semester. (Click here for Federal Reporting)
  4. Criminal Background Check: MAT students must pass the criminal background by the end of their first year in the program.
  5. Award of MAT Degree: All coursework must be completed and passing scores on the required Praxis exams must be submitted prior award of the degree.

 

Related Information

  1. MAT Prerequisites

    • 3 Credits Drawing
    • 3 Credits Life Drawing (Working from nude models)
    • 3 Credits Photography
    • 3 Credits Printmaking
    • 3 Credits 2-Dimensional Design (a Graphic Design course would count)
    • 3 Credits 3-Dimensional Design
    • 3 Credits Sculpture
    • 3 Credits Ceramics
    • 3 Credits Painting
    • Computing course (or proven computer knowledge)
    • 3-6 Credits Survey to Art History Course
    • 3 Credits Modern Art History Course
    • 3 Credits Non-Western Art History Course

    *In order to fulfill requirements for the Maryland Teaching Certificate, MAT graduates need to complete the following courses (or their equivalents). It is suggested that applicants have completed most, if not all, of the required courses prior to admission in the MAT program. Applicants with questions about their individual qualifications for admission may contact MAT Co-Director, Shyla Rao, Ed.D. at matdirector@mica.edu.