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2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education & Special Education Mild/Moderate (6-12), M.A.T.

CIP Code: 8379 (131205)

The M.A.T. is appropriate for only individuals who do NOT hold any teaching certification. This program is designed for persons interested in acquiring initial teaching skills of students with mild/moderate disabilities at the secondary education levels along the special education continuum of placements.

Admissions Requirements

  • General admission requirements of the Graduate School
  • Passing level scores on the PRAXIS Pre-Professional Basic Skills Tests or a composite ACT score of 22 or a combined Verbal and Math SAT score of 1030
  • Passing level score on an appropriate Content area PRAXIS test (PRAXIS II)
    • Candidates in the MAT 6-12 program take PRAXIS II Secondary Core Subject Exam in the area of content concentration
  • 3 letters of recommendation
    • Candidates for admission who are currently working as teachers must have letters of recommendation from an appropriate school official who has direct professional knowledge of the candidate's skills and potential.
    • Candidates for admission who are not currently working as teachers must have letters of recommendation from a non-relative, who has direct knowledge of the candidate's potential for success as a graduate level student and a working professional. Employers and previous university/college faculty are examples of appropriate sources.
    • Additional recommendations may be requested to support candidacy if determined necessary by program admission committee.
  • Statement of purpose.

Graduation Requirements

  • Satisfactory completion of all required course work within the timelines and at the grade levels established by Graduate School policies
  • Passage of the following PRAXIS Pedagogy Examination at the level dictated by State authorities
    • Education of Exceptional Students: Core Content Knowledge and Mild Moderate Disabilities (0543)
    • Secondary Grades 6-12: Principles of Learning & Teaching 6-12 (0524)
  • Satisfactory completion of the MAT Special Education Portfolio