Apr 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Teacher Education, MAT

Location(s): Online


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Are you ready to share your professional expertise through teaching, or switch fields to embark on a new career? PennWest’s online Master’s in Teacher Education (MAT) can get you there in as little as five semesters. This two-track professional development degree program includes Pennsylvania Level 1 teacher certification if you already have a background in one of 10 subject areas or if you want to make a career change into elementary or secondary education. Rigorous coursework will prepare you to become a passionate and effective teacher. You’ll gain a greater understanding of best practices, and develop top strategies for classroom management, instruction, assessments and interventions. You will enhance your knowledge of your specific subject area, and learn to master the latest classroom technology. Hands-on fieldwork, plus 15 full weeks of student teaching will prepare you to graduate ready to excel as a teacher and stand out in the secondary education job market.

 

Student Learning Outcomes


  • Candidates will develop, implement, assess, and modify curriculum and lessons that integrate research-based pedagogy and are developmentally appropriate to their content area, the PA PreK-12 Academic Standards, and concentration level: elementary (Grades PreK-4), middle school, secondary, technical education, and art. 
  • Candidates will plan, adapt, and implement developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate evidence-based instructional practices and strategies that integrate appropriate and effective classroom management in various educational settings.
  • Candidates will communicate deep content knowledge as they plan and implement lessons and instructional practices that use active student engagement and formal and/or informal assessment to measure student responsiveness to instruction.
  • Candidates will develop professional dispositions with respect to students, parents and families, and will demonstrate integrity, ethical behavior and professional conduct as stated in Pennsylvania’s Code of Professional Practice & Conduct for Educators.
  • Candidates will identify, administer, and interpret multiple assessments (formative, summative, benchmark, behavioral, diagnostic, cognitive, and/or affective and psychomotor) that are developmentally appropriate and aligned with content area standards and learning objectives to inform planning and instruction for groups and individual students.

Curriculum Requirements


Total Core Credits Required: 15


Required


Required Advanced


Concentration Credits Required: 21


Concentration Credits Required: 21


Concentration Credits Required: 21


Concentration Credits Required: 21


Concentration Credits Required: 21


Concentration Credits Required: 21


Concentration Credits Required: 21


Concentration Credits Required 21


Teacher Education PLUS Art Education K-12 Certification


Total Number of Credits to Complete the Program: 45


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