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Read Associate Professor Dr. Lin Muilenburg's interview with distance-educator.com, about her co-authored book, The Handbook of Mobile Learning

Department Head & Associate Professor Katy Arnett's co-edited volume, Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education has been published by Multilingual Matters. In addition to editing duties, she wrote a chapter for the book, examining the practice of exempting students with learning disabilities from French study in Canada. 

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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:

  • SAT scores of 1100 or above (math and critical reading)
  • Praxis I composite score of 527 or above
  • ACT score of 24 or above
  • GRE score of 1000 or above (taken before September 2011) or 297 (taken after September 2011)

 

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)