College of Education and Health Professions
Degree Program Course Requirements

For general degree requirements, see the College of Education and Health Professions and
the General Degree Requirements pages.

Master of Arts in Teaching
Middle Grades Education - TAPP Track

Area 1 Foundations Required Hours: 10
EDCI 6226 Instructional Applications
EDCI 6227 Foundations of Education: Human Development, Motivation & Learning
EDCI 6228 Foundations of Education: Special Education
EDCI 6796 TAPP Seminar

Area 2 Teaching Field Studies Required Hours: 15
EDMG 6155 Psychology of the Early Adolescent Learner
EDRG 6116 Integrating Literacy Strategies in the Middle Grades
EDUT 6105 Technology Infusion

Select 3 hours from primary concentration area and 3 hours from secondary concentration area (6 hrs.):
English Concentration
EDMG 6117 Improved Teaching of English Language Arts in Grades 4-8
Math Concentration
EDMG 6125 Teaching Math in Middle Grades
Science Concentration
EDMG 6135 Teaching Concepts of Physical Science in the Middle Grades
OR
EDMG 6136 Teaching Concepts of Life Science in the Middle Grades
Social Science

EDSE 6145 Teaching Social Studies in Grades 6-12

Area 3 Professional Practice Required Hours: 12
EDCI 6698 Teaching Internship (4 semesters - 12 hrs.)

Area 4 Advanced Studies Required Hours: 10
EDCI 6158 Trends and Issues in Middle and Sec Education
EDCI 6255 Teacher Inquiry and Investigation

EDUF 6116 Research Methods
Select 3 hours from primary concentration area as approved by advisor

Total Required Hours: 47

Note: A minimum of 25 semester hours of approve coursework is required for admission to the MAT program. Additional hours of content coursework may be required depending on content background. Prospective students must request a transcript evaluation and meet with program coordinator to determine content courses needed for certification. Teacher candidates must demonstrate proficiency in 1 or 2 concentration areas (English, Math, Science or Social Studies). Fifteen hours of content coursework is required for each concentration area.