• Graduate Studies
  • Master of Arts in Teaching (Non-Certification)  Available Online


    Program Admission Requirements
    To be admitted to this program, the prospective student must meet all requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies. Teacher certification is not necessary for this degree program. However, students in this program must concentrate in the same field as their undergraduate major or have earned a minimum of 30 semester hours in the desired field. If a student wishes to change fields, undergraduate course work may be required to complete any deficiencies that may exist in the new discipline. This degree does not qualify a student for any teaching certificate in the State of Alabama. Out-of-state students should check carefully the certification requirements of their respective states.

    I. Conditional Admission Required Courses*: 9 hours

    Professional Courses 

    • ED 504 . Techniques of Educational Research (3) ** 
    • 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: 24 hours

    Major Field***
    These courses must be from a single field of concentration.
    Biology
    English
    History
    Language Arts
    Mathematics
    Physical Education
    Science
    Social Science

    (Students pursuing the M.A.T. History [non-certification] must complete at least twelve hours of coursework in U.S. History and twelve hours of coursework in non-U.S. History. The twelve hours of U.S. History must include courses covering both pre-and post-Civil War U.S. History.) 

    Students pursuing the M.A.T. Physical Education [non-certification] must choose one of the four areas of emphasis below.

    A. Choose one of the following emphasis areas: 18 hours

    Athletic Training

    BOC certification or eligibility for BOC certification is required for this emphasis.

    Six hours from the following:

    • PE 575 . Emergency Management of Athletic Injuries
    • PE 576 . Sports Medicine Seminar and Workshop

    Twelve hours from the following:

    • PE 509. Internship (3)
    • PE 510. Protective Techniques for Injuries (3)
    • PE 542. Sport and Exercise Nutrition (3)
    • PE 543. Kinesiology (3)
    • PE 570. Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs (3)
    • PE 572. Performance Enhancement Specialist (3)
    • PE 574. Corrective Exercise Specialist (3)

    Exercise Science

     Three hours from the following:

    • PE 509. Internship (3)
    • PE 599 . Thesis (1-3)

    Fifteen hours from the following:

    • PE 540. Techniques of Research in Physical Education (3)
    • PE 542. Sport and Exercise Nutrition (3)
    • PE 543. Kinesiology (3)
    • PE 544. Exercise Physiology (3)
    • PE 551. Exercise Testing and Prescription (3)
    • PE 570. Development of Strength and Conditioning Programs (3)
    • PE 572. Performance Enhancement Specialist (3)
    • PE 574. Corrective Exercise Specialist (3)

    Physical Education

     Fifteen hours from the following:

    • PE 520. Physical Education in the Elementary School (3)
    • PE 522. The Physical Education Curriculum (3)
    • PE 523. Adapted Physical Education (3)
    • PE 532. Organization and Administration in Human Performance (3)
    • PE 534. Sport and Exercise Law (3)

    Three hours from the following:

    • PE 510. Protective Techniques for Injuries (3)
    • PE 533. Athletic Administration Seminar (3)
    • PE 545. The Nature and Basis of Movement (3)
    • PE 573. Prevention, Care, and Treatment of Athletic Injuries (3)

    Sport Management

    Twelve hours from the following:

    • PE 532. Organization and Administration in Human Performance (3)
    • PE 533. Athletic Administration Seminar (3)
    • PE 534. Sport and Exercise Law (3)
    • PE 565. Psychology and Sociology of Human Performance (3)

    Six hours from the following:

    • PE 509. Internship (3)
    • PE 535. Accounting and Economics in Sports (3)
    • PE 537. Sport Management and Marketing (3)
    • PE 539. Sport Management Practicum (3)
    • PE 540. Techniques of Research in Physical Education (3)
    • PE 586. Intramural and Non-Competitive Activities (3)
    • PE 598. Selected Topics in Physical Education (1-3)

    B. Electives in Physical Education: 6 hours

    • Six hours in addition to the courses selected above to meet the desired emphasis.

    Total Required: 33 hours

     


    Note(s):

    *Science students, with permission of their advisor, may take BY 508 or EN 508 in lieu of EP 500, BY 504 or EN 504 in lieu of ED 506, and 3 hours of BY 599 or EN 599 in lieu of ED 504.
    **Students may take an approved research course in their major field in lieu of ED 504.
    ***English or Language Arts students must include EH 501. Research in Literary Studies (3). Students in English must also take EH 580. Teaching Composition (3), 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.
    This program is also offered online.

    Program Completion Requirements

    The student shall:

    1. Maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 or better in all courses in the approved program as verified on an official transcript with no grade less than "C."
    2. Make a satisfactory score on a written comprehensive examination documenting mastery of the curriculum of the program.