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Secondary Education - Master of Arts in Teaching
The Secondary Education program provides certification and an M.A.T. degree for those who wish to teach in secondary schools.
What is the difference between an M.Ed. and the M.A.T in Secondary Education? The M.A.T. requires that at least three graduate-level courses be in an area of subject matter concentration rather than in education.
Education Core Courses and Subject Field Preparation
Appropriate and sufficient courses in subject matter are required. Secondary teachers are advised to major in their intended area of licensure.
|EDUC||700/800||Educational Structure and Change||4|
|EDUC||701/801||Human Development and Learning/Educational Psych||4|
|EDUC||705/805*||Contemporary Educational Perspectives||4|
|EDUC||751/851B||Educating Exceptional Learners||4|
|Varies||Varies||Subject Field Curriculum Methods Course||Varies|
*Indicates course work must be completed before the internship.
Additional Course (subject dependent)
Only required for those pursuing licensure in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, General Science, Physics, and Social Studies
|EDUC||707/807||Teaching Reading through Content Areas||2|
The two-semester supervised school internship is required for licensure. It typically runs from September through May, six graduate credits each semester. The internship MUST begin in the fall semester and be completed in the spring semester. A Portfolio/concluding experience is required as part of the internship.
Based on satisfactory performance in the first semester internship, post-baccalaureate candidates with current certification may petition for exemption from the second semester internship. The decision to grant the petition will be made by the Director of Educator Preparation in collaboration with the intern, cooperating teacher, and UNH supervisor.
Total Credit Requirement: 32 graduate-level credits
12 credits of internship plus 20 additional credits. Of the 20 additional credits at the graduate level, three courses (9-12 credits) must be in an area of subject matter concentration (NOT in education); the remaining 8-11 credits can be in education or another department. A graduate student in this program would be strongly encouraged to develop a subject area concentration consisting of at least three courses in consultation with his or her advisor.
Admission to the M.A.T. is competitive and requires submission of an application to the UNH Graduate School. This includes official transcripts, scores from the Praxis Core exam, personal statement and three letters of recommendations. Thirty-two (32) Graduate credits are the minimum for this degree.