Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Arts in Teaching Required Program
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Graduate School
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Master of Arts in Teaching Required Program

MAT Required Program 

Course Number 

 Course Title

Semester Hours

EDCO 600 Teaching in a Democracy 3
EDCO 601 Psychology Applied to Teaching 3
EDCO 602 Technology for the 21st Century Classroom 2
EDCO 605 Educational Assessment  3
EDCO 660 Effective Teaching and Managament Strategies* 3
READ 605 Literacy Foundations  3
READ 645 Content Area Reading and Writing for Middle Level and Secondary Students** 3
EDCO 610 Effective Teaching Practices for Exceptional and Diverse Learners 3
EDCO 690 School Internship 8
AREA 593
Capstone 1
AREA Content Courses** 0-9
AREA 591 Content Specific Teaching Methods
AREA 592 Field Experience (Internship I)
Total semester hours 33-45

Visit the graduate course description webpage  to view course descriptions.

MAT Traditional Option Content Areas:

Art (K-12)
French (K-12)
Music (K-12)                          
Physical Education (K-12)
Social Studies
Spanish (K-12)

*Content area courses must be completed in the area in which the graduate candidate is seeking certification.Each area of specialization has completely different content area preparation. Each individual teacher candidate will have different required content area preparation based on what requirements have been satisfied at the undergraduate or graduate level prior to acceptance into the MAT program. Transcripts will be reviewed by the program areas and content area course deficiencies will be addressed by requiring students to take content area courses at the graduate or undergraduate level. 

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. 


Last Updated: 3/27/20