Master of Arts in Teaching
Master the art of teaching with a Master of Arts in Teaching.
In many elementary education settings, you don’t need a master’s degree to teach in first through sixth grade classrooms. So, why should you get a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)? If you’re still deciding, there are several reasons to consider an advanced teaching degree:
- Elevate your teaching skills
- Increase your salary
- Add a respected degree for more advancement opportunities
- Choose a specialization
- Start a second career as a teacher
As elementary student enrollment trends continue to increase, make sure you have the skills ready to meet demand, and benefit your career growth.
Master the Art of Teaching
In the Department of Teaching and Learning, we adhere to the high academic standards of our field, committing to prepare well-qualified elementary education professionals, who are ready to champion student success in diverse and urban environments. Our program equips graduates with capabilities to apply knowledge and theory to practice, using research-based practices to support individual needs of students in first through sixth grade classrooms.
The M.A.T. in Elementary Education is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), and accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
Learn how to:
- Plan and engage children in exploration, experimentation, and discovery activities
- Reflect appropriate professional attitudes and behaviors
- Effectively teach and meet academic needs of all students in special programs
- Deconstruct curricula, be familiar with curricula organization, objectives, and procedures; as well as the instructional resources of the school and community to effectively implement curricula
- Apply theory to practice in order to effectively analyze teaching practices and experiences while engaging in the selection, planning, presentation, and evaluation of content knowledge
- Motivate and support learners through applied theory and practice Collaborate with the broader community of education professionals and practice continuous professional growth
- Apply knowledge and skills in the use of technology to support instruction, access and manipulate data, enhance professional growth and productivity; communicate; and conduct research
All students admitted to the M.A.T. program become teacher candidates. The department assigns each candidate an advisor to help plan your course schedule throughout your program journey.
Credit hours in this program split between:
- Core requirements
- Professional course requirements
|CUIN 560||3||Theoretical Bases for Teaching and Learning|
|EDUC 581||3||Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences**|
|CUIN 650||3||Philosophical, Sociological, and Political Aspects of the Education Process|
|SPED 587||3||Teaching Learners with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom|
**This course is required for students who do not have an approved undergraduate statistics course.
Professional Courses (All Concentrations)
Curriculum Domains and Procedures
|CUIN 600||1||Internship Proseminar|
|EDUC 582||3||Research Methods in Social and Behavioral Sciences|
|CUIN 606||3||Instructional Strategies amd Methods for Effective Teaching|
|CUIN 607||3||Managing the Teaching and Learning Environment|
|9||Internship in Curriculum and Teaching (Field-based with action research)|
Collaborative Action Research I
|CUIN 691||3||Collaborative Action Research II|
Professional Courses (Elementary Requirements)
Processes and Acquisition of Reading Skills
|REED 505||3||Strategies and Materials for Reading Instruction|
|REED 508||3||Reading and Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood/Elementary Grades|
|REED 603||3||Diagnostic Teaching of Reading|
750+ Course Options
The Coppin State University Academic Catalog has a wide variety of skill-building courses designed to inspire and prepare you to be in-demand professionals and transformational leaders.