The Master of Arts in teaching (M.A.T.) degree with Dual certification – Secondary content and Special Education certification concentrations is a dual certification program designed to prepare college graduates who wish to enter the teaching profession but who have not had adequate preparation for teaching.
The program assumes that, through a curriculum carefully balanced in theory and practice, participants can acquire the knowledge and skills needed for teaching general education students. The program is completed with a lengthy internship or supervised teaching experience guided by both a member of the Goucher College faculty and a mentor teacher. Traditional interns are generally placed at Professional Development Schools, while conditional teachers are supervised in their school positions.
Graduates leave the program equipped with dual certification — secondary content (7-12) and special education (grades 6-12) necessary for teaching students in diverse school settings.
Course Progression and Degree Requirements
|ED 686||Foundations of Special Education||3|
|ED 680*||Theories of Learning||3|
|ED 656*||Classroom Management||1.5|
|ED 682S*||Foundations of Content Reading, secondary||3|
|ED 604||Contemporary Issues||3|
|ED 688||Assessment I for special education teachers||3|
|ED 690||Curriculum I for special education teachers||3|
|ED 693||General Secondary Methods||3|
|ED 687||Internship with Seminars (3 or 4 eight week terms, depending on proficiency)||6|
|ED 630||Advanced Methods of Teaching Content Reading, secondary||3|
|ED 694||Specific Content Methods for two terms)||4 over two terms|
|ED 689||Assessment II for special education teachers||3|
|ED 691||Curriculum II for special education teachers||3|
|ED 672||Assessment (classroom)||3|
|ED 681||Curriculum Development||3|
This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above.
All Praxis or other state tests must be passed before certification is completed, and Praxis I and all content tests must be passed before the internship or supervised experience. All undergraduate course work, if needed, must be completed before certification.
* These courses must be successfully completed prior to the internship.