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The MAT program begins each July with approximately five weeks of full-time course work. Candidates start the fall semester the week of inservice at their assigned Professional Development School and follow the school district’s calendar until program graduation in May. In fall, clinical practice places candidates in classrooms four full days each week, with one day at the university for course work. In spring, advanced clinical practice places candidates in classrooms five full days each week, with two evenings at the university for course work. (print-friendly course sequence)

Elementary 

Summer 

  • EDUC 5350-1: Curriculum Inquiry & Practice (EC-6)
  • EDUC 5351-1: Teaching Inquiry & Practice (EC-6)

Fall 

  • EDUC 5360: Pedagogics (EC-6)
  • EDUC 5339-1: Teaching Diverse Learners (EC-6)
  • EDUC 5661: Clinical Practice (EC-6)

Spring^

  • EDUC 5263: Graduate Intern Seminar (EC-6)
  • EDUC 5352: School Leadership, Supervision, & Evaluation 
  • EDUC 5763: Advanced Clinical Practice (EC-6)

Secondary* 

Summer 

  • EDUC 5350-2: Curriculum Inquiry & Practice (Sec/Music)
  • EDUC 5351-2: Teaching Inquiry & Practice (Sec/Music)

Fall 

  • EDUC 5370: Pedagogics (Sec)
  • EDUC 5339-2: Teaching Diverse Learners (Sec)
  • EDUC 5671: Clinical Practice (Sec)
  • EDUC 5338: Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools 

Spring

  • EDUC 5273: Graduate Intern Seminar (Sec)
  • EDUC 5352: School Leadership, Supervision, & Evaluation
  • EDUC 5773: Advanced Clinical Practice (Sec)

Music

Summer 

  • EDUC 5350-2: Curriculum Inquiry & Practice (Sec/Music)
  • EDUC 5351-2: Teaching Inquiry & Practice (Sec/Music)

Fall

  • EDUC 5346: Music Pedagogics
  • EDUC 5339-1,-2, or -3: Teaching Diverse Learners 
  • EDUC 5647: Clinical Practice (Music)
  • EDUC 5338: Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools 

Spring^

  • EDUC 5349: Advanced Music Pedagogics 
  • EDUC 5948: Advanced Clinical Practice (Music) 

*All-level certifications such as art, theatre, languages, speech, computer science, and journalism complete the graduate year as part of the secondary cohort. 

^Candidates completing supplemental certifications in special education complete the following spring sequence: EDUC 5263/73; 5340; 5464/74; 5352; 5337