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MAT 5302 - Curriculum, Instruction, and Evaluation in Secondary Schools
Prerequisite: Admission to MAT with Certification program, Secondary
Explores the dynamic interactions among assessment, instruction, and curricular design for secondary students. Emphasizes professional decision-making based on theory and research.

MAT 5305 - Professional Roles and Responsibilities for Secondary Teachers
Prerequisite: Admission to MAT with Certification program, Secondary
Explores and evaluates a variety of theories and research pertaining to pedagogical issues including educational philosophy, the role of reflection, effective lesson design, lesson presentation, and other professional teaching roles and responsibilities.

MAT 5311 - Mathematics Methods for EC-6
Prerequisite: Admission to MAT with Certification program, EC-6
A field-based course that examines and emphasizes learner-centered mathematics for EC-6 students. Focuses on research-based approaches to support the effective teaching of mathematics. Students will evaluate research studies and recent trends and issues to aid the development of standards based and outcome-based mathematics learning experiences for diverse learners.

MAT 5312 - Managing the Secondary Environment for Student Success
Prerequisite: Admission to MAT with Certification program, Secondary
Emphasizes enhancing achievement for all secondary age learners. Includes planning outcome-oriented learning experiences, using effective communication techniques, choosing a variety of instructional materials and resources, using formal and informal assessment, and managing environment to maintain a positive classroom climate.

MAT 5314 - Curriculum, Methods, and Assessment in Science, EC-6
Prerequisite: Admission to MAT with Certification program, EC-6
Examines, emphasizes, and uses research-based approaches that support the effective integration of science in the EC-6 classroom. Students will evaluate research studies, recent trends, and issues to aid in the development of culturally responsive and outcome based learning experiences for diverse learners.

MAT 5316 - Mathematics Methods 4-8
Prerequisite: Admission to MAT with Certification program, 4-8
A field-based course that examines and emphasizes learner-centered mathematics for 4-8 learners. Focuses on research-based approaches to support the effective teaching of mathematics. Students evaluate research studies and recent trends and issues to aid in the development of standards-based and outcome-based mathematics learning experiences for diverse learners.

MAT 5318 - Curriculum, Methods, and Assessment in Science, 4-8
Prerequisite: Admission to MAT with Certification program, 4-8
Examines, emphasizes, and uses research-based approaches that support the effective integration of science strategies in the 4-8 classroom. Students evaluate research studies, recent trends, and issues to aid in the development of culturally responsive and outcome-based learning experiences for diverse learners.

MAT 5399 - Directed Study in Urban Teaching
Prerequisite: Post-baccalaureate or graduate standing or departmental approval
Supervised independent or group studies for advanced students of a subject that they cannot normally pursue. May be repeated for credit with department approval.

MAT 5310 - Reading in a Multicultural Classroom
Prerequisite: Graduate or post-baccalaureate standing and technology proficiency
Enhances the development of a knowledge base for teaching and evaluating reading/language arts program for culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. Examines current of second language development and studies the basic principles and practices of reading/language arts instruction: beliefs, factors influencing learning, instructional strategies, organizational practices, assessments, and materials.

MAT 5311 - Advanced Study of Child Development and Diversity
Prerequisite: Graduate or post-baccalaureate standing
Examines the developmental changes from birth to adolescence. Emphasizes psychological and sociological perspectives and their application to learning and teaching in a culturally and linguistically diverse society.

MAT 5315 - Introduction to Educational Research
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and technology proficiency
Examines the emerging practice of "classroom teachers as researchers" including both theory and practice. Provides students with an introduction to variety of research designs and strategies, both traditional and non-traditional. Students examine and evaluate empirical studies that use different designs and strategies.

MAT 5316 - Advanced Methods for the Culturally Diverse Classroom
Prerequisite: Graduate or post-baccalaureate standing and technology proficiency
Course sections are designed to offer students the opportunity to develop skills in instructional methodology specifically related to and derived from the characteristics of the discipline taught: (1) science, (2) mathematics, (3) social studies, or (4) language arts. Special emphasis is placed upon teaching in culturally diverse classrooms.

MAT 5317 - Classroom-Based Research
Prerequisite: 5315
Application of data gathering and analysis skills in classroom research studies. Participants conduct directed research in classroom practices in elementary, bilingual, or secondary classrooms. Students examine issues such as validity, reliability, and generalizability. Students are guided through their own research projects.

MAT 5318 - Technology Application for Curriculum Development and Instruction
Prerequisite: Graduate or post-baccalaureate standing and technology proficiency
Advances the effectiveness of teachers by expanding and updating their understanding of the role of technology and pedagogy. Focuses on technology from each of three perspectives: as a tool, as a medium, and as a setting for learning. Students construct professional and instructional web pages and continue to use newsgroup and e-mail extensively. Students work with web-based instructional tools that support learning in communities. Provides a conceptual framework for understanding the design of multimedia courseware as well as the opportunity for hand-on experience with a variety of software packages.

MAT 5319 - Teaching the Language Minority Child
Prerequisite: Graduate or post-baccalaureate standing
Studies how social, cultural, and linguistic factors affect the reading and writing of students and how school curriculum and instruction can be designed to support students from differing sociocultural backgrounds. Special attention is given to the role that socioeconomic status, dialect, gender, second language learning, and ethnicity play in literacy learning and teaching.

MAT 5324 - Innovative Teaching Applications
Prerequisite: MAT 6318 or demonstrated technology proficiency
Focuses on technology in four categories: hardware, software, peripherals, and the Internet. In a hands-on approach, students will enhance technological skills using innovative tools.

MAT 5325 - Advanced Multimedia for Teachers
Prerequisite: MAT 6318 or demonstrated technology proficiency
Focuses on the terminology, design principles, tools and techniques, and software skills teachers need to create multimedia projects. Teachers will learn to create and manipulate graphics, animation, audio, and video for use in their classrooms.

MAT 5326 - Electronic Publishing for Teachers
Prerequisite: MAT 6318 or demonstrated technology proficiency
Introduces the principles of desktop publishing and web page design and demonstrates a variety of tools and techniques for teachers to design and troubleshoot electronic publications to interact effectively with diverse audiences.

MAT 5380 - Practicum for Urban Teachers
Prerequisite: Graduate or post-baccalaureate standing, a classroom teacher, and technology proficiency
Offers teachers an opportunity to participate, over a two-semester period, in university-sponsored work-shops/seminars. Workshops are designed to support urban teachers in (a) applying teacher education knowledge to the full responsibility of day-to-day teaching (b) reflecting on challenges and events occurring in their classrooms and schools, and (c) engaging in cooperative solving of inevitable problems that arise during the teaching experience.

MAT 5390 - Directed Study in Urban Teaching
Prerequisite: MAT 6316, MAT 6317, and MAT 6318
Offers students the the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular offerings.

Last updated or reviewed on 3/12/13

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