Middle Grades Education-Social Studies

The MAT in Middle Grades Education degree program is designed for persons with an undergraduate degree in a core content area (sciences, social studies, math, or language arts) who are interested in earning a teaching license and graduate degree in a subject area corresponding to their undergraduate degree in order to teach in grades 6-9. The Middle Grades program is a national award-winning program preparing candidates for an exciting career of teaching young adolescents.

The goal of the program is to develop middle grades teachers who have a strong background in a core content area with advanced, graduate level training in teaching young adolescents. The program seeks to develop middle grades teachers who improve learning for all students through the use of research-based instructional strategies and reflective teacher research practices. The program consists of 39 semester hours of coursework including a year long internship.

This degree program is for those with an undergraduate degree in history, political science, geography, sociology, or a related field and are interested in earning both a teaching license to teach grades 6-9 and a graduate degree.

Master of Arts in Teaching in Middle Grades Education-Social Studies Schedule Planning Chart

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer I Semester Summer II Semester
Year 1 TCHR 6010  3

TCHR 6011   3

Year 2 MIDG 6100   3

MIDG 6200  3

MIDG 6300  3

History Elective
(5000 level or above)   3

History Elective
(5000 level or above)   3

TCHR 6020   3

MIDG 6024   9

TCHR 6030   3

SPED 6000   3

NOTE: This document is subject to change.