MAT - Master of Arts in Teaching (Middle Level/Secondary Residency Track)
The MLS/MAT program is a partnership between WSU and Wichita-area school districts, which combines coursework and experience-based learning in a classroom setting. During this two-year residency, participants obtain positions as para-educator interns in the WSU Cooperative Education Program and work under the supervision of veteran teachers, while completing requirements for licensure and a MAT degree.
Key elements identified from various models of successful teaching residency programs include:
- A two-year residency consisting of coursework and classroom experience.
- Systematic mentoring and support while learning pedagogy.
- Ongoing professional development through the residency and support in obtaining license.
To be eligible for the MLS program, students must:
- Complete at least a BA/BS degree from an accredited institution prior to entry in the subject(s) they will teach.
- Meet GPA requirements of 3.000 in last 60 hours, OR a GPA of 2.750 in last 60 hours combined with Miller Analogies Test score of at least 40 or Graduate Record Exam score.
- Be admitted to the WSU Graduate School.
- Receive passing scores on the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) and the Praxis II content area exam.
- Secure a position as a para-educator in a partnering school district through WSU's Cooperative Education Program.
- Complete summer prerequisite education coursework.
Applicants to the MAT middle/secondary resident program must pass a criminal background check that they obtain at their own expense. Information regarding the approved background check service provider is available from Education Support Services.
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) middle level/secondary residency track is offered for students seeking initial licensure in middle level (grades 5–8) and secondary (grades 6–12) education. The graduate level initial licensure program consists of 36 credit hours. The core curriculum for the middle level/secondary residency consists of:
|Select courses in child/adolescent development and pedagogy||22|
|Select research and reflection (Within the 10 hours of research, students may choose either the thesis or nonthesis research option)||10|
|Select an internship with university supervisors provided||4|
|Total Credit Hours||36|
MAT Middle Level/Secondary Residency Program of Study
|CESP 728||Theories of Human Development||3|
|CI 615||Learning & Reading Strategies||2|
|CI 654_||Instructional Methods in Middle Level/Secondary Education||1|
|CI 701||Foundations of Education||2|
|CI 702||Introduction to Exceptional Children||3|
|CI 711||Multicultural Education||3|
|CI 743||Transition to Teaching or Residency Internship I 1||1|
|CI 744||Transition to Teaching or Residency Internship II 1||1|
|CI 748||Transition to Teaching or Residency Internship III 1||1|
|CI 749||Transition to Teaching or Residency Internship IV||1|
|CI 760A||Creating an Effective Classroom||2|
|CI 761A||Instructional Planning and Technology||2|
|CI 769||Instructional Strategies, Technology Integration and Assessment||2|
|CI 845||Curriculum Models & Practice||2|
|CI 848||Analysis and Reflection||2|
|CI 849||Practices and Trends in Action Research||2|
|CLES 801||Introduction to Educational Research||3|
|CI 860||Seminar in Research Problems||2|
|Select one of the following combinations||2|
|Evidence Based Inquiry: Capstone Project Proposal|
and Evidence-Based Inquiry: Capstone Project
and Master’s Thesis
|Total Credit Hours||37|
Students may opt to complete CI 781 with approval from advisor.