Master of Arts in Teaching

Application Deadline October 1st

Applicants for the 2015-2016 MAT Year: The essay prompt / requirement is changing and will be updated shortly. Please do not complete any essay based on the prompt in the current PDF application. In addition, if you are a current SMCM student, there will be a meeting early in the Fall semester to discuss the application process.

For more information, contact the Department of Educational Studies MAT at 240-895-2018 or


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Educational Studies Blog


Volume 7 – Summer 2014 


Alyson Bahel. The Story and Me: The Effects of Text-to-Self Connections on Students’ Interest and Comprehension

Leslie GilmanEveryone Can Read: How do ELLs and Struggling Readers Respond to Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol-Funds of Knowledge Fusion Model?

Christine KodluboyTeaching Adaptive Emotion Regulation Strategies in the Early Childhood Classroom

Laura KolerMath in Motion: Does Movement Increase Engagement and Achievement in Mathematics?

Scott MarshStudent Autonomy: Does It Help in Elementary Language Arts Classes

Brooke MasimoreThe Effects of Inquiry-Based Science Instruction on Student Achievement and Interest.

Asia McNeil. Sing it Loud, Sing it Proud: Using Song as a Transitional Time Management Tool

Julia Plant. I Like to Move It: Adding Movement to the Kindergarten Reading Curriculum

Asta RepenningChanging the Grade: Using Checklists to Improve Grades

Peter Robertson. Negate Work Avoidance: Using Reflection to Promote Mastery-goal Orientations in Fourth Grade

Shea Rust. Wielding Words: Teaching Vocabulary through Creative Writing in the 5th Grade

David Smith. Comparing Performance on International Assessments Between Slovenia and the United States: Examining Possible Explanations.

Sara WubbenhorstOpportunities to Respond as Behavior Management While Teaching Abroad


Chelsea BradcovichDemocratic Pedagogy: What is it and does it work?

Katherine Brown. Grammar Rules: Do 9th Grade Students Find Rhetorical Grammar More Engaging?

Paul ChristensonOur Own Stories: The Effect of Personal Histories on Relevance, Student Voice and Engagement in a Middle School Social Studies Classroom

Victoria DavisRead Me: A Study of Students’ Independent Reading Selection

Tiffany DorseyFlipping the Switch: Code-Switching in the English Classroom

Zach EtschWheeling In the TV Cart: Does Video Instruction Elicit Learning Behaviors?

Shelby Mullennix. Decoding Shakespeare: The Use of Mastery Goals to Raise Student Self-Efficacy and Achievement.

Meagan RaglandTransformative Theater: Making the Way for Relevant and Responsive Theatre Programs

Caroline SellersWord Associations, Gender, and Language: Investigating Gender Assumptions And Using Gender-Neutral Language in a Secondary English Classroom

K-12 Classrooms 

Eleonore BejeranoChin-ease: Integrating Technology in a Chinese Language Classroom to Enhance Character Learning

Chance Hazelton. Integration of Math into the Arts: The Effect of Math on Art Production

Matt Pearson. If the Shoe Fits: A Case for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy In 8th Grade General Music

Alice Viksen. Overcoming Perceptions of Talent: Can a Homework Sketchbook Change Art Students’ Self Efficacy and Implicit Beliefs Relating to Art Ability