Master of Arts in Teaching • Joplin

The MAT program allows students who have a bachelor's degree in a field other than education to obtain teaching certification in an area of secondary education while earning a master's degree at the same time. A new cohort begins every summer. Certification is currently available in 20 different content areas, but not all certifications are available through this program. Contact the MAT Academic Advisor  for more information. You may complete this degree in Joplin by taking courses online and through web conferencing technology.

The following degree plan is based on the graduate catalog.

Summer Year 1

SFR 797 Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning 9

Fall Year 1

SEC 783 Internship in Teaching I 3
*MID 725 Advanced Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Early Adolescents 3
PSY 710 Psychology of Education 3
RDG 710 Content Area Literacy 3

Spring Year 1

SEC 784 Internship in Teaching II 10

Summer Year 1

EDT 662 Educational Applications of Computers for Teaching 3
SPE 715 Foundations in Special Education 3

Fall Year 2

SFR 780 Educational Research Methodology 3

Spring Year 2

EDC 786 Research Seminar in Education 1-3

* Not required to complete MAT degree. To add Middle School (5-9) to the same Secondary (9-12) certification area, the optional course, MID725, plus the Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) #062, must be completed.
Many students complete the certification portion of the program before beginning the two-semester research portion that completes the master's degree requirement.

For more information about this program, visit the College of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching website.

Master of Arts in Teaching Brochure