The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is offered as an extension of the Internship Year. (35-36 credits)
Students in the College of Idaho undergraduate program must complete the admission process by March 15. Others must complete the process by April 1.
To earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) at The College of Idaho, all course work must be completed with a grade of "B" or better. All course work must be completed within five years of matriculation into the program. The responsibility rests with students to see that their program of study satisfies all the requirements.
Sequence of Courses/Experiences
The core of the first summer consists of three courses: Foundations of Instructional Leadership, Research Methods and Design, and Instruction and Technology. The study of various leadership models and their implementation in schools, a survey of qualitative and quantitative research methods to assist a candidate's research project, and the application of technology build the foundation for an intensive internship year.
- EDU-611 Foundations of Instructional Leadership (3 cr)
- EDU-612 Research Methods & Design (3 cr)
- EDU-613 Instruction & Technology (2 cr)
The internship year takes place in a K-12 professional development site. Interns preparing for elementary certification engage in the study of methods in the following areas: reading, language arts, social studies, science, math, and art. Coursework for secondary certification includes special methods in all proposed endorsement areas.
Both groups will study assessment as it relates to learning. During this time, work on the professional portfolio and the collection of data necessary to complete the research project will continue.
The research project designed during the first summer and researched during the internship is written under the supervision of a C of I professor and a thesis committee. Each candidate will prepare a professional development plan and complete a project consistent with that plan.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Plan and conduct effective lessons
- Manage a classroom in a manner conducive to learning
- Adapt instruction for a diverse population of students
- Work effectively with colleagues, administrators, counselors and parents
- Demonstrate dispositions conducive to being an effective educator.
- Demonstrate the ability to conduct and evaluate research