• Communication Arts and Literature 5-12 Licensure Requirements

    State Licensing Tests

    Basic Skills
    Pedagogy
    English Language, Literature & Composition Content Knowledge

    Education Courses

    GED 7801 Intro to Advanced Teacher Thinking, 0cr
    GED 7815 Schools and Society, 4cr
    GED 7825 Educational Psychology, 4cr
    GED 7862 Education and Cultural Diversity, 4cr
    GED 7867 Theory to Practice, 4cr
    GED 7871 Teaching Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School/5-12, 4cr
    GED 7872 Exceptionality, 2cr
    GED 7857 Teaching Communication Arts/Lit and Dance/Theatre Arts Part I, 4cr
    GED 7870 Teaching Comm Arts/Lit in the Middle and Secondary School Part II, 4cr
    GED 7888 English Learners in the Mainstream, 2cr 
    GED 7895 Secondary Student Teaching/5-12, 6cr
    GED 0050 Student Teaching Seminar, 2cr

    Communication Arts/Literature Courses

    ENG 3010 Textual Studies and Criticism, 4cr
    ENG 3020 Literary and Cultural Theory, 4cr
    ESL 7519 Linguistics for Language Teachers or ENG 3190 Intro to Linguistics, 4cr
    ENG 1210 or 1230 A Literature Survey Course of an earlier period, 4cr
    ENG 1220, 1240, or 1250 A Literature Survey Course of a later period, 4cr
    A Comm Arts/Lit Course with a Race/Ethnicity Focus
    A Comm Arts/Lit Course with a Gender Focus
    COMM 1100 Introduction to Comm Studies, 4cr
    COMM 1110 Public Speaking, 4cr
    COMM 3320 Media in the Digital Age, 4cr
    COMM 3380 Small Group Communication, 4cr
    ENG 3720 Teaching Writing: Theory and Practice, 4cr

    Two options for completing your MAT degree 

    Once you've completed student teaching and seminar, choose the option that best fits your needs for degree completion.

    PLAN A – FLEXIBLE PACING, PICK THE SCHEDULE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU.

    Features: 12 credits, 3 four-credit courses 
    GED 8025: Public Policy: Design and Action  (4 credits) 
    GED 8023: Capstone Practicum (4 credits) 
    GED 8495: Capstone Thesis (4 credits) or GED 8490: Capstone Project (4 credits)

    PLAN B – COHORT MODEL, ONE-YEAR COMPLETION

    Features: 12 credits, 3 four-credit courses, 3 consecutive terms 
    You choose from three content cohorts, starting in spring or fall: 
    Literacy Cohort:   Spring, Summer, Fall semesters 
    English as a Second Language Cohort:  Fall, Spring, Summer semesters 
    Science & Inquiry Cohort:  Fall, Spring, Summer semesters