MAT World Languages and ESOL Curriculum (51-Credit Program)
Every member of the Master of Arts in Teaching faculty has substantial K-12 teaching experience. Students are successful, in part, because they receive extensive mentorship and support from master teachers who bring advanced teaching skills and extensive classroom experience to the MAT program. As a result, our graduating students are among the most qualified and sought-after teachers in the field.
Prerequisites (No Credits):
- Field Experience - Four days of structured observations in secondary schools. The Department of Education can help organize this.
- The equivalent of an undergraduate major in the foreign language the candidate would like to teach.
- Undergraduate liberal arts core including courses in humanities/arts, writing/communication, social sciences, STEM and one semester of foreign language.
- Educational Psychology (an undergraduate course, or independent study with Clarkson's CRC Department of Education exam).
- TE 501 CAS Residency (1)
- TE 517 TESOL Teaching and Assessment Methods (3)
- TE 530 English Grammar for the ENL Teacher (3)
- TE 531 TESOL English Linguistics (3)
- TE 542 TESOL Literacy (3)
- ED 501 Practicum (1)
- ED 502 NYS Requirements (0)
- ED 503 Professionalism in Teaching I (1)
- ED 504 Professionalism in Teaching II (1)
- ED 513 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching Language (3)
- ED 540 Psychology of Teaching (3)
- ED 541 Essential Reading Literacy (3)
- ED 550 Effective Teaching for All Learners (3)
- ED 551 Secondary Residency I (4)
- ED 552 Secondary Residency II (4)
- ED 560 The Modern Teacher (3)
- ED 572 Foreign Language in the Elementary School (3)
- XX 530 Advanced World Language Grammar (3)
- XX 580 Action Research Project (3)
- XX 989 World Language Independent Study (3)
This degree program may be completed in two years, or over a longer period of time. Individualized course study plans will be created with students upon admission to the program.
The Clarkson Teaching Residency
MAT graduate candidates complete a half-day, year-long residency in a secondary school, taking full responsibility for at least two classes. Students will be interviewed at the site(s) where they expect to complete their residency. Entrance into the teaching residency portion of the program is contingent upon completion of Psychology of Teaching and the appropriate Curriculum and Methods course with minimum grades of “B” and with permission of the Chair.