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.

 
Core Courses
Course
Crs.
Title
CUIN 560
3
Theoretical Bases for Teaching and Learning
EDUC 581
3
Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences (Required if an approved statistics course was not taken in the undergraduate program)
CUIN 605
3
Philosophical, Sociological, and Political Aspects of the Education Process
SPED 587
3
Teaching Learners with Exceptionalities in the Regular Classroom
 
Professional Courses (All Concentrations)
Course
Crs.
Title
CUIN 587
3
Curriculum Domains and Procedures
CUIN 600
1
Internship Proseminar
EDUC 582
3
Research Methods in Social and Behavioral Sciences
CUIN 606
3
Instructional Strategies and Methods for Effective Teaching
CUIN 607
3
Managing the Teaching/Learning Environment
CUIN 608
9
Internship in Curriculum and Teaching (Field-based with action research)
CUIN 690
3
Collaborative Action Research I
CUIN 691
3
Collaborative Action Research II
 
Professional Courses (Elementary Requirements)
Course
Crs.
Title
REED 504
3
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

* See Program of Study for Additional Program Requirements