Master of Arts in Teaching (Certification) Program Admission Requirements To be admitted to these programs, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, including fingerprints/verification of background clearance, and hold valid baccalaureate level certification. Students in this program must concentrate in their teaching field at the undergraduate level. I. Conditional Admission Required Courses: 9 hours Professional Courses ED 500 - Foundations of Education (3) OR ED 501 - Educational Planning (3) ED 504 - Techniques of Educational Research (3) OR ED 506 - Educational Statistics (3) EP 500 - Advanced Educational Psychology (3) OR EP 506 - Life-span Development and Learning (3) II. Unconditional Admission Required Courses: 28 hours A. Professional Courses: 10 hours ED 505 - Technology and Education (3) ED 508 - Technology Portfolio (1) Approved Elective in Education (3) OR SE 500 - Introduction to Special Education (3) * Approved Elective in Education (3) B. Teaching Field: 18 hours (This work must be in a single field of concentration) Biology History English Language Arts Mathematics Physical Education Science Social Science (English Language Arts students must include EH 501 - Research in Literary Studies. Students in English Language Arts must also take EH 580 - Teaching Composition, if they have no previous credit for the course. Students majoring in English Language Arts, Science, or Social Science must take courses in at least two areas of certification.) (Students pursuing the M.A.T. History [Certification] must complete at least nine hours of coursework in U.S. History and nine hours of coursework in non-U.S. History. The nine hours of U.S. History must include courses covering both pre-and post-Civil War U.S. History.) Total Required: 37 hours Note(s): *Students who have not previously met the special education requirement must take a general survey course in special education. This program is also offered online. Program Completion Requirements The student shall: Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program. Governance The Teacher Education Program and the Teacher Certification Program are governed by the Alabama State Department of Education, and the College of Education reserves the right to change requirements in these programs at any time when such changes are mandated by the State Department.