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Master of Arts in Teaching

Course Descriptions

Course Sequence for Those with a Bachelor’s Degree

Year One

Fall (foundational coursework)
Spring (MAT coursework)
EDUC 210 Observing the Schooling Process EDUC 403:Reading in the Elementary School or EDUC 413: Reading in the Content Areas
EDUC 215 Instructional Communication: Theory and Practice EDUC 404: Elementary Fieldwork and Seminar or EDUC 415: Middle School Fieldwork and Seminar

One course in licensure area  (secondary, K-12, or elementary content area requirements)* EDUC 414 Inclusive Learning Environments
PSYC 210 Developmental  

Summer Term I / May

EDUC 501 Introduction To Teacher Research

Year Two

Fall
Spring
EDUC 516: Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School: Content-Area Literacy and Social Studies
or EDUC 520: Discipline-Specific Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Design
or EDUC 522: : Discipline-Specific K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Design
(with master’s component)
EDUC 518: Elementary Student Teaching and Seminar or EDUC 521: Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar (12 hrs)
EDUC 517: Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary Schools: Math and Science
or EDUC 519: Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Design
(with master’s component)
EDUC 502 Teacher Action Research Project (1 hr)
Phil./ Hist./Anthro EDUC.   
EDUC 506: Teaching Adolescent Students  (middle school endorsement for elementary candidates only)

 

*and/ or additional courses as required by transcript and portfolio evaluation by content-area specialist and education department

3-2 MAT Course Work Sequence (Current Lake Forest College Students)

Year One - Senior Year

Fall (foundational coursework)
Spring (MAT coursework)
EDUC 210: Observing the Schooling EDUC 403Reading in the Elementary School or EDUC 413: Reading in the Content Areas *
EDUC 215: Instructional Communication: Theory and Practice EDUC 404: Elementary Fieldwork and Seminar or EDUC 415:Middle School Fieldwork and Seminar*
PSYC 210: Developmental (Prereq: PSYC 110) EDUC 414 Inclusive Learning Environments*
Other Major or Elective Other Major or Elective

Summer Term I / May

EDUC 501: Introduction To Teacher Research

Year Two - MAT Year

Fall
Spring
EDUC 516: Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary School: Content-Area Literacy and Social Studies
or EDUC 520: Discipline-Specific Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Design
or EDUC 522: Discipline-Specific K-12 Curriculum and Instructional Design
(with master’s component)
EDUC 518: Elementary Student Teaching and Seminar or EDUC 521: Secondary Student Teaching and Seminar (12 hrs)  
EDUC 517: Curriculum and Instruction in the Elementary Schools: Math and Science
or EDUC 519:
 Secondary Curriculum and Instructional Design
(with master’s component)
EDUC 502 Teacher Action Research Project
(1 hr)
Phil./ Hist./Anthro EDUC.   
EDUC 506: Teaching Adolescent Students  (middle school endorsement for elementary candidates only)   

Course Credits: 9.25 (10.25 for middle school endorsement option for elementary candidates)
Hours:  37 (41 for middle school endorsement option for elementary candidates)

*3 courses will count for MAT and BA credit

Note: A “C” or better is required for every course that counts toward teacher licensure.

Note: A “B-“ or better is required for every Education Department course.