Curriculum

CURRICULUM

Candidates admitted to the program must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in the program

MASTER OR ART IN TEACHING CORE COURSE CHECKLIST

MAT 5310*     Analysis & Practice of Teaching
MAT 5320*     Classroom Management
ASTL 6380      Research Methods
MAT 5390       Practicum
MAT 6311       Classroom Assessment**
MAT 6312       Child and Adolescent Dev**
MAT 6310       Diversity
MAT 6699       Internship
* Online Classes


MIDDLE LEVEL TRACK (4-8)

MAT 6320       Literacy
MAT 6302       Models of Teaching
MAT 5303       Middle School
MAT 6314       Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Difficulties


State Licensure Requirements

Arkansas History


SECONDARY TRACK (7-12)

MAT 6320       Literacy
MAT 6302       Models of Teaching
Content Methods Course  (see list below)

State Licensure Requirements
30 credit hours in content area

Specialized Graduate Content Methods Courses
BIOL 6395         7-12 Science Methods
MATH 6307      Advanced Topics for Mathematics Ed
OR
MATH 6380      Mathematics Education Seminar
OR
MATH 5300      Professional Subject Matter for Teachers
OR
ENGL 5358       Methods of Teaching English and Composition

 

STATE LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

30 Hours in Mathematics, Science or English for Secondary Track

Pass Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests in Reading, Writing and Mathematics and Praxis II Test

 

PARTNERSHIP FOR TRANSITION TO TEACHING REQUIREMENTS

STEM Institute Partnership Transition to Teaching Workshops

Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators (Core) tests in Reading, Writing and Mathematics and Praxis II Test Preparation

Saturday Computer Technology Workshops

Mathematics Common Core Seminar  OR

Science Frameworks Seminars

Programs in the PEU that lead to licensure/certification relating to P-12 schools require a passing score on the appropriate Praxis examination(s) and satisfactory completion of all key assessments identified by the program area.  Candidates cannot complete their program unless both of these criteria have been met.

  • Petition for Candidacy (after 9 hours)
  • Minimum state scores on the Praxis II content area examination (prior to applying for a provisional
    license or prior to the internship semester, whichever comes first). Go to ets.org/praxis/ar/requirements for Arkansas Praxis II content exam requirements and minimum scores.
  • Satisfactory criminal background check and submission of child maltreatment registry form within
    12 months prior to applying for a provisional or standard teaching license.
  • Arkansas Department of Education non-traditional licensure application (if teaching while completing
    initial licensure).
  • Candidates admitted to the program must maintain a 3.0 GPA while in the program.
  • Twenty hours of supervised observation in an urban school in the Little Rock School District or North Little
    Rock School District.
  • Completion of a certified notary copy of a promissory agreement to teach for three years in the
    partnership school districts if licensed, qualified and offered a teaching position.
  • Satisfactory completion of all key assessments in the program.
  • Completion of Arkansas Department of Education child maltreatment mandatory reporter training.

 

There is a commitment. Graduates who successfully complete the MAT Program with P3T funds are obligatedto teach for three years in one of the partnership school districts. Graduates who do not fulfill the three year teaching commitment or who do not complete the program, must repay any funds received from the grant.

 

Do you have any questions about the admissions process or curriculum, please contact Dr. Carolyn Williams at 501.450.3627 or email at transition@uca.edu