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MAT One-Year Option Program Requirements

MAT One-Year Option Required Program
Required Program

Semester Hours

READ 645 Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas  3  C session
EDUC 601 Psychology Applied to Teaching 3  C session
EDUC 600 Teaching in a Democracy 3 B or D session
EDUC 660 Effective Teaching and Management Strategies 3  D session
EDUC 605 Educational Assessment 3
EDUC 602 Technology for the 21st Century Classroom 2
EDUC 610 Effective Teaching Practices for Exceptional and Diverse Learners 3
AREA 591 Content-specific teaching methods 3
AREA 592 Field Experience 1
EDUC 690 School Internship 8
EDUC 695 Capstone 1
Total Semester Hours 33

Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions.

Certain courses may require participation in a pre- and post-semester orientation that follows the school district calendar. Contact the course instructor for specific requirements.

Admission to Teacher Education
For formal admission to teacher education, the graduate candidate must:
1. Pass first competency review at the end of summer C session;
2. Complete 25 hours youth experience by the end of June;
3. Submit a complete application to the Teacher Education Program by July 1;
4. Must maintain 3.0 GPA; admission to Teacher Education occurs immediately after Summer D session
5. Application for Field Experience and Internship must be completed in Summer D session

Admission to Internship
For formal admission, the graduate candidate must:
1. Achieve a minimum 3.0 grade-point average in graduate coursework;
2. Complete a successful competency review at end of fall semester.

NOTE: Before beginning full-time internship in the state of South Carolina, a teacher education candidate must obtain a clear fingerprint/FBI check.


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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
800/411-7041 (toll free)
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