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MAT Program Prerequisites

MAT program participants must take the following courses before beginning the program. These undergraduate courses are available every semester at SMCM – and often available at community colleges and other four-year institutions as well. Please check with Registrar's Office for transfer acceptability. All prerequisite course work must be completed with a grade of C or better. The courses listed here are those available at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Consult with Educational Studies faculty prior to taking courses at other institutions in order to determine course equivalencies. 
Note: Candidates applying with an AA or AAT degree will need to complete at least a semester of foreign language. Please contact the Director of Teacher Education for more information on this point.

GPA Requirements - All Applicants 

3.0 cumulative
3.0 major
3.0 education courses (outlined below)

 Test Scores - All Applicants must meet one of the following: 

  1. Praxis I: Applicants may meet the basic skills testing requirement by meeting each minimum qualifying score for the three separate Skills Test Areas, or by obtaining a composite score of these three Skills Test Areas of at least 527.
  2. Paper Format Code

    Computer Format Code

    Praxis I: Pre Professional Skills Test Area

    Minimum Qualifying Score

    0710

    5710

    Reading

    177

    0720

    5720

    Writing

    173

    0730

    5730

    Mathematics

    177

  3. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): combined score for critical reading and mathematics: 1100
  4. American College Testing (ACT): composite score: 24
  5. Graduate Record Examination (GRE): combined score for verbal and quantitative: 297
    • Pre-September 2011 combined score: 1000

Course Prerequisites

 Elementary Candidates (Grades 1-6 = EDEL)

  • Introduction to Psychology - PSYC 101
  • Child in America – EDUC 206
  • Language Acquisition and Phonemic Awareness – EDUC 296
  • Exceptionality – EDUC/PSYC 336
  • Educational Psychology – EDUC/PSYC 368
  • Infant and Child Development – PSYC 331
  • ESL Across the Curriculum – EDUC 394 or EDUC 491 (4cr)
  • 12 credits of math
  • 12 credits of science
  • 4 credits of American history (pre-1865) or government
  • Course work reflecting non-western perspectives (often taken routinely as part of the major)

Elementary With Early Childhood Education Candidates

Elementary candidates seeking additional credentials in Early Childhood Education will be required to take an additional methods course during the M.A.T. The scheduling of the course will depend upon the cohort needs, but will be offered during the program.

Secondary Candidates (Grades 7-12 = EDSC)

  • Major in the appropriate content field with appropriate breadth/depth
  • Introduction to Psychology - PSYC 101
  • Child in America – EDUC 206
  • Language Acquisition and Phonemic Awareness – EDUC 296
  • Exceptionality – EDUC 336
  • Educational Psychology – EDUC/PSYC 368
  • Adolescence – PSYC 333
  • ESL Across the Curriculum – EDUC 394 or EDUC 491 (3cr)
  • Course work reflecting non-western perspectives (often taken routinely as part of the major)
K-12 Candidates (Grades Pre-K-12 in Art, Music, Theater =  EDUC)
  • Major in the appropriate content field with appropriate breadth/depth
  • Introduction to Psychology - PSYC 101
  • Child in America – EDUC 206
  • Language Acquisition and Phonemic Awareness – EDUC 296
  • Exceptionality – EDUC/PSYC 336
  • Educational Psychology – EDUC/PSYC 368
  • Infant and Child Development – PSYC 230 Lifespan and Development
  • ESL Across the Curriculum – EDUC 394 or EDUC 491 (4cr)
  • Course work reflecting non-western perspectives (often taken routinely as part of the major)
  • Music majors should complete any four one-credit methods courses in strings, brass, percussion, etc.
  • Program Courses Typically Offered by SMCM in the Traditional Summer School Session
  • Child in America – EDUC 206
  • Exceptionality – EDUC/PSYC 336
  • Educational Psychology – EDUC/PSYC 368
  • ESL Across the Curriculum – EDUC 394 or EDUC 491 (4cr)