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Columbus State University

Master of Arts in Teaching Middle Grades Education

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.

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 Introduction to American Education and the Teaching Profession

Area 2 Teaching Field Studies Required Hours: 17-18
EDMG 6155 Psychology of the Early Adolescent Learner
EDRG 6116 Integrating Literacy Strategies in the Middle Grades
EDUT 6105 Technology Infusion

Select 4-5 hours from primary concentration area and 4-5 hours from secondary concentration area (8-10 hrs.):
English Concentration
EDMG 3115 Teaching Writing in Grades 4-8 and EDCI 6456 Middle Grades and Secondary Practicum
Math Concentration
EDMG 4222 Teaching Math in Middle Grades 2 (practicum included with course)
Science Concentration
EDMG 6135 Teaching Concepts of Physical Science in the Middle Grades and EDCI 6456 Middle Grades and Secondary Practicum
OR
EDMG 6136 Teaching Concepts of Life Science in the Middle Grades and EDCI 6456 Middle Grades and Secondary Practicum
Social Science
EDMG 4245 Social Studies in the Middle Grades (practicum included with course)
Reading Concentration
EDRG 5217 Teaching Reading and Writing in Grades 4-12

Area 3 Professional Practice Required Hours: 8-12
EDCI 6698 Teaching Internship (2 semesters - 6 hrs.)
OR
EDCI 6485 Student Teaching (one semester - 10 hrs.
)
EDUF 6125 Classroom Management

Area 4 Advanced Studies Required Hours: 11
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: 46-50

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 2 concentration areas (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, or Reading). Fifteen hours of content coursework is required for each concentration area.