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Master's in Teaching Degree Requirements

University of the Cumberlands provides a wide array of MAT offerings. The online curriculum and teaching degree requirements for each program may be viewed by following the links below.

A maximum of nine (9) hours of graduate credit may be transferred from an accredited institution of higher learning and applied to a Master's in Teaching online program provided such credit meets the appropriate degree requirements of the University of the Cumberlands. All transfer credit must be approved prior to enrollment by the Registrar, by the Chair of the Department of Education, and by the student’s advisor.

Elementary Education (P-5) – 42 Credit Hours Required

  • Clinical I (2 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Educational Technology (2 credit hours)
  • Research Methods in Education
  • The Modern Elementary School
  • Characteristics, Identification, and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Educational Psychology (2 credit hours)
  • Classroom Behavior Management for Special Student Populations
  • Seminar: Methodology of Teaching
  • Reading and Writing Foundations
  • Reading Readiness in Primary Programs
  • Methods and Materials of Social Studies
  • Methods and Materials for the Teaching of Math
  • Methods and Materials for the Teaching of Science
  • Clinical II
  • Clinical III: Professional Experience

 

Middle School Education (5-9) - 33-36 Credit Hours Required

  • Clinical I (2 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Educational Technology (2 credit hours)
  • Research Methods in Education
  • The Middle School
  • Characteristics, Identification, and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Educational Psychology (2 credit hours)
  • Classroom Behavior Management for Special Student Populations
  • Seminar: Methodology in Teaching
  • Reading and Writing Foundations (English Concentration)
    • OR Teaching Reading in the Content Areas (All other Concentrations)
  • Clinical II
  • Clinical III: Professional Experience

Secondary Education (8-12) - 33 Credit Hours Required

  • Clinical I (2 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Educational Technology (2 credit hours)
  • Research Methods in Education
  • The Modern Secondary School
  • Characteristics, Identification, and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Educational Psychology (2 credit hours)
  • Classroom Behavior Management for Special Student Populations
  • Seminar: Methodology of Teaching
  • Reading and Writing Foundations (English Concentration)
    • OR Teaching Reading in the Content Areas (All other Concentrations)
  • Clinical II
  • Clinical III: Professional Experience

All Grades (P-12) Art, Health, Music, Physical Education - 33 Credit Hours Required

  • Clinical I (2 credit hours)
  • The P-12 Classroom
  • Introduction to Educational Technology (2 credit hours)
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Characteristics, Identification, and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Educational Psychology (2 credit hours)
  • Classroom Behavior Management for Special Student Populations
  • Seminar: Methodology of Teaching
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
  • Clinical II
  • Clinical III: Professional Experience

Business & Marketing (5-12) - 36 Credit Hours Required

  • Clinical I (2 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Educational Technology (2 credit hours)
  • Research Methods in Education
  • The Middle School
  • The Modern Secondary School
  • Characteristics, Identification, and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Educational Psychology (2 credit hours)
  • Classroom Behavior Management for Special Student Populations
  • Seminar: Methodology of Teaching
  • Teaching Reading in the Content Areas
  • Clinical II
  • Clinical III: Professional Experience

Special Education Learning & Behavior Disorders (P-12) - 42 Credit Hours Required

  • Clinical I (2 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Educational Technology (2 credit hours)
  • Characteristics, Identification, and Instruction for Students with Disabilities
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Educational Psychology (2 credit hours)
  • Special Education Assessment and Evaluation
  • Reading and Writing Foundations
  • Diversity in a Multicultural Society
  • Teaching Math to Learners with Disabilities
  • Methods, Materials, and Instructional Design for Students with Learning and Behavioral Disabilities
  • Classroom Behavior Management for Special Student Populations
  • Collaborative Curriculum and Transition Planning
  • Legal Aspects, Rules and Regulations of Special Education
  • Clinical II
  • Clinical III: Professional Experience

For a full list of course offerings or more program specific information, visit our Academic Catalog page.