The Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching (MAT) degree program prepares students who hold an undergraduate degree in a teachable subject area to obtain secondary teacher certification in the State of Montana. Students may complete requirements for certification while obtaining a master’s degree. This is an initial certification program and is designed to help those who wish to transition to a new profession. The MAT is an online degree program using the Blackboard delivery system and is, with the exception of Secondary Internship, completely asynchronous.
- applying concepts of teaching in secondary schools.
- adapting to the varying needs of a classroom.
- showing leadership in instruction.
- developing personal and professional qualities which lead to outstanding teaching.
- Complete UGF graduation application
- Submit 3 Letters of Reference
- Possess a B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited college
- Have a documented major and minor that UGF can certify to teach
- Complete a successful phone interview with at least 2 Education Department members
- Possess a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or be admitted conditionally by vote of department members
- The porgram only begins in the fall semester
- Be on the leading edge of education practice.
- Be emotionally ready to teach.
- Be an exceptional example of excellent teaching.
- Respond to students with enthusiasm for their success.
1. Analyze classroom and curriculum components for effective learning related to regional and national standards. (psychological analysis, multicultural components, philosophical analysis, local, regional, and national issues, and curriculum elements.)
2. Apply ethical principles, knowledge, skills, and dispositions to solve curriculum problems. (problem identification, data collection, action plan and presentation.)
3. Demonstrate ethical leadership in curriculum development and teaching processes. (presentations; professional societies, school systems, etc., school system curriculum committees, classroom innovations: original development, leading edge curriculum: analysis and/or implementation.)
4. Demonstrate data driven analysis and decision making involving curricular and instructional situations. (problem identification based on data, collecting data for decision making, analysis and interpretation of data, action plan and presentation.)
5. Incorporate curriculum and instructional issues through historical, philosophical, and pedagogical analysis which demonstrates responsiveness to individual and community needs. (identification of issue, relationship to philosophy and research evidence, analysis of elements, presentation of analysis.
MAT Curriculum Planner
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