Teaching (Graduate)

Master of Arts in Teaching

Department of Teaching and Learning

School of Education


The Department of Teaching and Learning is committed to preparing high-quality professionals in Elementary Education who are able to address the academic needs of all students. The Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary Education program provides our graduates with the theoretical and practical knowledge to meet the specific needs of urban students using research-based practices to support individual student needs and to address the diversity reflected within urban environments, while valuing the academic standards of the profession.

The Elementary Education Program is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), recognized by the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI) and is offered in a unit accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The primary objectives of the M.A.T (ELED) Program is to prepare professional educators who are equipped with knowledge and skills to effectively teach and meet the academic needs of all students in first through sixth grade classrooms; as well as to:

  1. Plan and engage children in activities through exploration, experimentation, and discovery;
  2. Reflect appropriate professional dispositions;
  3. 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;
  4. Apply knowledge and skills acquired during practical experiences to effectively analyze teaching practices and experiences while engaging in the selection, planning, presentation, and evaluation of content knowledge;
  5. Apply and reflect on the practical application of theories and principles of learning to support and motivate learners;
  6. Knowledgeably collaborates with the broader community of education professionals and practice continuous professional growth; and
  7. 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.

Provide teacher candidates with strategies for infusing technology for both professional and instructional purposes.

Course Requirement
CUIN 560
Theoretical Bases for Teaching
CUIN 605
Philosophical, Sociological, and Political Aspects of the Education Process
EDUC 581
Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
SPED 587
Teaching Learners with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom
CUIN 587
Curriculum Domains and Procedures
EDUC 582
Research Methods in Social and Behavioral Sciences
CUIN 606
Instructional Strategies and Methods for Effective Teaching
CUIN 607
Managing the Teaching/Learning Environment
CUIN 600
CUIN 608
Internship in Curriculum and Teaching
CUIN 690
Collaborative Action Research I
CUIN 691
Collaborative Action Research II
REED 504
Processes and Acquisition of Reading Skills
REED 505
Strategies and Materials of Reading Instruction
REED 508
Reading and Literacy Instruction
REED 603
Diagnostic Teaching of Reading
Praxis #5712, #5722, #5732
Praxis #5019, #5622