Dec 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Rivier Academic Catalog

Master of Arts in Teaching Middle/Secondary: Social Studies


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The Master of Arts (M.A.T.) in Teaching Middle/Secondary: English is designed to meet the professional needs of individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. The program blends graduate study in pedagogical methods and curriculum for culturally diverse students in an inclusive learning environments. The content of the discipline is primarily delivered in a scheduled set of core courses based on transcript review of prior coursework. Pedagogy is primarily taught from the perspective of research on human development and learning, the teaching of integrated methods with extensive field experiences, and technological innovation to prepare for the teacher as a leader. The goal is the preparation of middle secondary educators for the contemporary classroom with a global perspective. Depending on each individual’s background and experience students select from two program options: (1) Certification courses for students without teaching experience or certification for students who wish to become teachers. This option is designed for students who hold a bachelor’s degree and seek certification in the discipline or its equivalent; (2) on-certification for students with teaching experience and previous teaching certification. This option is appropriate for the educator who seeks advanced course work in the discipline, educational theory or pedagogy.

The Division of Education conducts a transcript review to determine if all content requirements have been met at the undergraduate level or will be met in the M.A.T. program. Students are expected to demonstrate outstanding performance in a content or advanced specific course prior to student teaching. Meeting with the Program Director of Education to determine a program of study that fulfills all certification requirements is required.
 

Degree Requirements (39 Credits)


Internship/Seminar (6 Credits)


The completion of early field experience (EFE) hours is required before ED 690.

  • ED 690 - Internship/Seminar: Initial Certification Credits: 6
  • Students choosing non-certification will take SST 575 Studies in National Socialist Germany in place of ED 690 Internship/Seminar: Initial Certification for a total of 36 program credits. 

Other Program Requirements


  • Meet with the program director of education to register for courses
  • Adherence to all requirements in Graduate Education program handbook
  • Pass the comprehensive examination
  • In order to be recommended for certification, students must earn a passing score on the licensing required by the New Hampshire Department of Education.
  • Students seeking teacher certification must apply to the Professional Educator Program (PEPP) after successfully completing 12 credits, receiving positive reports from a cooperating practitioner and college professor, maintaining a minimum of a 3.0 GPA, and successful completion of Praxis Core Academic Skills.

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