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MAT One-Year Option Program Requirements

MAT One-Year Option Required Program
Required Program

Semester Hours

READ 645 Content Area Reading and Writing for Middle Level and Secondary Students 
EDUC 601 Psychology Applied to Teaching
READ 605 Literacy Foundations
EDUC 660 Effective Teaching and Management Strategies 3  
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 Teaching in a Democracy       3
EDUC School Internship       8
EDUC 695 Capstone 1
Total Semester Hours 36

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
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