Secondary Education (MAT)
Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education (SE MAT)
Unit: College of Education and Human Development (GE)
Department: Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Education
Academic Plan Code(s): By subject area, see below.
The Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Secondary Education leads to certification in:
- Biology (SE_ _MATBIO)
- Chemistry (SE_ _MATCHE)
- Earth & Space Science (SE_ _MATESS)
- English (SE_ _MATENG)
- Mathematics (SE_ _MATMAT)
- Physics (SE_ _MATPHY)
- Social Studies Education (grades 8-12) (SE_ _MATSST)
- Business Education (grades 5-12) (SE_ _MATBUE)
- World Language Education (Spanish and French) (grades P-12) (SE_ _MATSPA and SE_ _MATFRE)
Candidates considering application to the MAT program should contact the Education Advising and Student Services office (email@example.com) prior to applying for admission.
Candidates who meet the following criteria may be eligible to apply to the Master of Arts in Teaching program:
- Graduate application to Graduate School. This should be completed three to four weeks prior to the application deadline.
- Minimum Test Scores as required by EPSB
Please note: when submitting test scores through ETS, use the general University of Louisville code, 1838.
- Praxis II Content Exam registration and/or scores
- Bachelor's Degree from Accredited College or University with major in content area with a minimum 2.75 Grade Point Average (official transcripts required)
- Prerequisite Course Requirements
- C or higher in ENGL 102
- C or better in oral communication course
- Professional Statement
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- Signed Professional Code of Ethics/Technology User Agreement/Statement of Understanding of Admissions Guidelines
- Acceptable interview
Admission is competitive. Candidates who meet minimum academic requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program.
|EDTP 602||Exploring Teaching in the Sociopolitical Contexts of P-12 Schools||3|
|ECPY 607||Learning Theory and Human Growth and Development||3|
|EDTP 501||General Methods||3|
NOTE: The above three courses must be completed prior to the Content Methods course
|Content Methods, choose one from the following courses:||3|
|High School English Methods|
|High School Mathematics Methods|
|High School Science Methods|
|High School Social Studies Methods|
|Business/Marketing Methods, 5-12|
|World Language Methods, P-12|
|EDSP 545||Exceptional Children in the Regular Classroom (taken concurrently with Content Methods course)||3|
|EDTP 619||Student Teaching: High School||6|
|or EDTP 618||Student Teaching: Middle and High School|
|or EDTP 612||Student Teaching: P-12|
|EDTP 677||Capstone Seminar: Initial Certification 1||3|
|Academic Support Course 2||3|
|EDTP 503||Developing Cross-Cultural Competence: Teaching Students from Diverse Backgrounds||3|
|EDTP 620||Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum||3|
|Technology Course (select course appropriate for content certification area): 2||3|
|Digital Citizenship: Technology and Teaching|
|Technology Applications for Mathematics Teaching|
|Technology Applications for Science Teachers|
|Minimum Total Hours||36|
Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Student Teaching
Satisfactory dispositions assessment; no lower than 2.0 in content methods class; within three (3) credit hours of meeting content requirements; ECPY 607 and EDTP 501, EDTP 602 , and content methods courses passed; satisfactory mid-point teacher performance assessment (TPA); positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee; electronic documentation of 200 hours of diverse and approved field experiences.
Certification Assessment: After Student Teaching
Satisfactory dispositions assessment; all certification course work completed with 2.5 cumulative GPA; 2.5 cumulative GPA in content course requirements; 2.0 or higher in student teaching; satisfactory certification teacher performance assessment (TPA); passing scores on PRAXIS content and PLT exams; positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee.
Satisfactory dispositions assessment; all program course work completed with 3.0 cumulative GPA (and no more than a total of two C grades (six  credit hours) in degree courses); satisfactory certification teacher performance assessment (TPA).
Students not enrolled during the semester in which they intend to graduate must register for degree candidacy as outlined in the Graduate Catalog.
Teacher certification requirements are subject to change. Before registering for certification test(s), please refer to the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) website at epsb.ky.gov or ets.org/praxis/ky for current requirements.
Must be taken concurrently with student teaching
Can be taken at any point in the program
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education program and all related content areas prepares students to meet the requirements for certification and/or licensure. If you plan to pursue professional licensure or certification you should first determine your state’s criteria for examination and licensure to see how/if our program meets those requirements prior to enrollment. We recommend that you also contact your state’s licensing board directly to verify that the requirements have not changed recently and to answer any questions especially those regarding additional requirements beyond the degree.
More information about certification or licensure is available at the following website: https://louisville.edu/oapa/licensure-information (you may search by school or by the name of the program then click on 'View Details' to display the information).
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