Master of Arts in Teaching: Program of Study
The M.A.T. program follows a sequence of courses which
includes research, technology, foundations of education, methods
and strategies of teaching, understanding and meeting the
diverse needs of students, and field experiences.
Each candidate is expected to develop an approved plan of
study for completion of necessary content area coursework.
Accordingly, it is essential that each student and advisor meet
to clarify the specific requirements for individual candidates.
All M.A.T. candidates must pass PRAXIS II exams required for
certification in their content areas prior to graduation.
Students admitted to the MAT program for Option 1 will
complete the following course sequence as a cohort:
EMAT 501 - Development and Learning Applied to Teaching
EMAT 502 - Foundations of Education in a Diverse and
EMAT 5XX* - Content and Reading Methods in
Secondary Schools - Part I
EMAT 538 Technology in Education
EMAT 539 - Instruction and Assessment for Student Learning
EMAT 537 Educational Research
EMAT 506 - The Inclusive Classroom
EMAT 512 - Classroom Management: Theory and Practice
EMAT 5XX* - Content
and Reading Methods in Secondary Schools - Part II
EMAT 540 - Teaching Language in Middle and High School
Classrooms (English certification only)
EMAT 507 - Internship I
EMAT 509 – Internship II
EMAT 511 – Internship Seminar
Portfolio Comprehensive Examination
*Which Methods course is taken depends upon the designated
content area. Students in physical education, who do not meet
the reading requirement through their methods courses, will be
expected to take an additional reading course to meet this
This option is designed for SU applicants who cannot meet the
time constraints posed by the Option I accelerated cohort
program. Students follow the admission timetable for Option I
and take courses with M.A.T. cohort students as appropriate.
Students should meet with an advisor to plan the overall course
Registration for Courses
M.A.T. candidates take courses on the campuses of both
Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern
Shore. SU students register for all courses through SU’s Office
of the Registrar. When courses are offered at UMES, students
register using the interinstitutional registration form.
Procedures and forms for using interinstitutional registration
are available from the Office of the Registrar.