Integrated English Language Arts Education- Master of Arts in Teaching

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Teacher Education
401 McGuffey Hall, 513-529-6443
www.MiamiOH.edu/edt

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) programs combine graduate and undergraduate study and enables a student with a baccalaureate degree to earn teaching licensure and a master’s degree in approximately four or five semesters of full-time study, depending upon academic background, experience, and teaching field.

Program Requirements

Requirements consist of

  1. general requirements, common to all M.A.T. programs,
  2. content course requirements and retention requirements, specific to each licensure area and
  3. successful completion of benchmarks established for program accreditation compliance.
  4. passing score on the OAE content test for the licensure area and passing score on the OAE pedagogy test.

A student who has satisfied all or most of the content course requirements can expect to complete an M.A.T. program in four semesters or in three semesters and one summer; others can expect that additional semesters will be necessary in proportion to the number of content courses that must be satisfied.

Admission

In addition to admission requirements previously listed for all master’s programs within the department, candidates must have a baccalaureate degree.

Cohort

We encourage anyone with a degree who wants to be a teacher to contact us about our MAT programs. When you are admitted to the program, you are automatically admitted to the cohort. A cohort is a group of students in a common teaching field, taking the same methods courses and student teaching in specific academic years.

A cohort is identified by its general subject area and an academic year; for example, integrated mathematics 2017-18, English language arts 2018-19, and chemistry education 2016-17 are separate cohorts. The cohort year indicates the academic year the student is scheduled for methods courses, and the following academic year when the student is scheduled for student teaching.

You should schedule a pre-application counseling appointment with the Department of Teacher Education coordinator of advising, 513-529-6443. The coordinator will examine your transcript and advise you about your application, estimate time to complete the degree, and cohort year.

General Requirements

Required courses:
EDP 601Advanced Educational Psychology3
or EDP 603 Theories of Human Learning
EDL 621Foundations of Multi-Cultural Education3
EDP 607Educational Measurement and Evaluation3
EDP 656Education of Individuals with Exceptionalities3
EDT 519ATeaching Internship-Adolescent12
EDT 521AClassroom Management in the 21st Century2
EDT/EDL 648Data-Informed Decision Making in Education3
EHS 649Action Research for Educators3
FSW 581Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-253
Choose one of these3
eLearning in K-12 Education
Diversity, Learning & Technology
Issues and Trends in Instructional Design and Technology
Take one--depending on program3
Reading in the Secondary School (Foreign Language programs only)
Integrating Literacy Across the Content Areas (Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science)
Reading Instruction for Adolescents (Language Arts only)
Total Credit Hours41

Integrated English/Language Arts Education

Program Requirements

Required Courses
EDT 527Adolescent Language Arts I (fall only--take with EDT 521A and EDT 346A)3
EDT 528Adolescent Language Arts II ( spring semester)3
EDT 523Literature and Other Media for Adolescents3
EDT 625Teaching Writing3
Undergraduate Content Courses
ENG 301History of the English Language3
ENG 302Structure of Modern English3
ENG 304Backgrounds to Composition Theory and Research3
EDT 246AFoundations of Language and Literacy (prerequisite to EDT 346A)3
STC 135Principles of Public Speaking3
JRN 101Introduction to Journalism3
or JRN 201 Reporting and News Writing I
Select two of the following:6
Rhetorical Strategies for Writers
Writing for Educators
Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds
Advanced Composition
Introduction to Creative Writing: Short Fiction and Poetry
Select one of the following:3
English Literature to 1660
English Literature 1660-1900
English Literature 1901 to Present
Select one of the following:3
American Literature to 1900
American Literature 1900 to the Present
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Shakespeare
Shakespeare and Film
Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Early Works
Shakespeare’s Principal Plays: Late Works
Select one of the following:3
Traditional Chinese Literature in English Translation
Modern Chinese Literature in English Translation
Introduction to Classical Mythology
Introduction to European Literature
Russian Literature from Pushkin to Dostoevsky in English Translation
Russian Literature in English Translation: From Tolstoy to Nabokov
From Marco Polo to Machiavelli
Masterpieces of French Culture in Translation
Topics in French Literature in Translation
Russian Literature in English Translation: From Pasternak to the Present
Select one of the following: (see advisor for other choices)3
African American Writing, 1746-1877
African American Writing, 1878-1945
African American Writing, 1946-Present
Ethnic American Literatures
Electives in ENG, JRN, STC, THE6
Total Credit Hours57

Retention Requirements

Methods Checkpoint (for Admission to EDT 527 and EDT 528):
  • Admission to appropriate adolescent language arts cohort
  • Completion of or transcript credit for at least 21 credit hours of content courses in integrated language arts
  • A GPA of at least 2.75 in all undergraduate content courses of your plan of study earned at Miami
  • A GPA of at least 3.00 in all graduate content coursework of your plan of study earned at Miami
Supervised Teaching Checkpoint (for Admission to EDT 519A):
  • Admission to appropriate adolescent language arts cohort
  • Completion of Adolescent Field Block courses and EDT 528 with GPA of at least 3.00
  • A GPA of at least 2.75 in all undergraduate content courses of your plan of study earned at Miami
  • A GPA of at least 3.00 in all graduate content course-work of your plan of study earned at Miami
  • Completion of the OAE content test