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MAT: Middle Childhood

The theme for all Muskingum University teacher education programs is “Developing teacher-leaders who encourage, equip and empower all students.” MAT initial licensure programs are designed to prepare graduates to successfully demonstrate competence on PRAXIS III, the State of Ohio’s entry-year teacher performance assessment.

Middle Childhood Education (51 credit hours) prepares individuals to teach children grades 4-9 in two of the following content areas: math, science, language arts and reading, and social studies.

Professional Education Courses (25 Credit Hours)
EDUC 500* Social Foundations of Education (3)
EDUC 528* Learning Differences and Exceptionalities (3)
EDUC 536* Co-Teaching and Collaboration in Education (2)
EDUC 550 Child, Adolescent and Youth Development (3)
EDCU 555* Proactive Approaches to Classroom Management and Support (2)
EDUC 561* Middle Childhood Professional Practices I (3)
EDUC 568 Assessment in Education (3)

Choose Two of the Following Content Courses:
EDUC 551* Middle Childhood Social Studies Methods (3)
EDUC 552* Middle Childhood Science Methods (3)
EDUC 553* Middle Childhood Language Arts Methods (3)
EDUC 554* Middle Childhood Mathematics Methods (3)

Reading Courses (12 Credit Hours)
Previous reading coursework may satisfy reading course requirements
EDUC 521 Phonics and the Reading Process (3)
EDUC 522* Middle Childhood Reading Methods (3)
EDUC 523* Content Area Literacy (3)
EDUC 524* Literacy Assessment and Intervention (3)

Communication and Technology Courses (3 Credit Hours)
EDUC 517 Educational and Assistive Technology (3)

Clinical Practice Courses (11 Credit Hours)
EDUC 624 Middle Childhood Clinical Practice (8)
EDUC 627 Clinical Practice and Professional Development Seminar (3)

*Additional field hours are required
Bold– Foundational Education Courses

For a complete listing of MAT requirements, policies and procedures please refer to the Graduate Catalog (pdf).