Master of Arts in Teaching

The MAT degree program offers practicing teachers the opportunity to acquire, enrich, and expand their professional knowledge so that they will become effective agents for positive change in their classrooms and schools. This 30-credit program, designed for Rider University graduates, is highly individualized allowing candidates to tailor their own courses of study that blend curriculum, instruction, and pedagogical content knowledge. Secondary and elementary teachers will feel equally at home with the flexibility that the MAT program affords in selecting electives.

 

Course Sequence

Required courses (9 semester hours)
EDAD-521

ME-685
Research and Data-Based Decision-Making in Schools
or
Research in Music Education
CURR-531

ME-721
Curriculum Development and Change
or
Curriculum Development and Evaluation
CURR-538

ME-692
Curriculum and Instructional Improvement
or
History and Philosophy of Music Education
Elective courses (21 semester hours)
GLTP-500 Conceptual Frameworks for Teaching and Learning
GLTP-502Curriculum and Instruction in Reading/Language Arts: Early Literacy
GLTP-503Curriculum and Instruction in Reading/Language Arts: Literacy and Learning in Content Area
GLTP-504 Teaching English Language Arts in Secondary Schools
GLTP-505
Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Schools
GLTP-506
Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
GLTP-507
Teaching Mathematics in Secondary Schools
GLTP-510 Curriculum and Teaching Elementary School: Mathematics
GLTP-515 Curriculum Teaching Elementary School: Science, Social Studies and the Arts
GLTP-520 Curriculum in Teaching in Middle/Secondary Schools
EDUC-521
Teaching a Second Language
BSED-530 Emerging Instructional Strategies in Business Education
EDAD-505* Supervision for Improved Instruction and Learning
EDAD-510*
Seminar and Practicum in Supervision
CURR-537 Early Childhood Curriculum Models and Methods
CURR-548 Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Learners
CURR-535
Theory and Practice of Bilingual Education
MATG-551
Place Value Instruction: Navigating the Decimal Point
MATG-552 Curricular and Instructional Design for Fraction Understanding
MATG-559
Development of Mathematical Thinking
SPED-513
Positive Behavior Support
SPED-523
Inclusive Educational Practice
SPED-535 Instructional Practices for Students with Severe Disabilities
SPED-539 Instructional Practices for Students with Mild Disabilities
SPED-540 Collaboration, Consultation, and the Inclusive Classroom
EDPS-503
Human Growth and Development
EDPS-507
Advanced Educational Psychology
EDPS-508
Cognitive Processes and Learning
EDPS-512
Psychology of Exceptionality
EDSO-510
Sociological and Cultural Foundations of Education
EDUC-515
Issues in American School and Society
READ-501 Psychology and Pedagogy of the Reading/Language Process
READ-505Supervision for Improved Instruction and Learning
READ-508
Reading and the Bilingual/Bicultural Child
READ-510 Foundations of Linguistics and Psycholinguistics
READ-511
Children’s Literature
READ-512
Adolescent Literature
BM/MAT students must take (21 semester hours)
ME-581
Elementary Praxis
ME-582
Secondary Praxis
ME-723
Psychology for Music Teachers
ME-591

ME-540
Choral Music 5-12
or
Choir Training for Young Singers
ME-693
Seminar in Music Education
 1 elective graduate course from Westminster Choir College
 1 elective from the elective courses list above.

*If both EDAD-505 and 510 are completed, the candidate is eligible for the Certificate in Supervision.


Disclaimer:  The course information provided above is from the 2014-2015 Academic Catalog and is updated annually as new editions are released.  Prior editions of the catalog are also available online.  The catalog under which the student enters serves as the official record of admission, academic, and graduation requirements.  It is the student’s individual responsibility to be aware of the current graduation requirements for his or her particular degree program.  While the University makes reasonable efforts to keep website material current and correct, this information is subject to the University's academic policy committees, relevant accreditation organizations, and (in some instances) state and federal laws and regulations.