The Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education and who decide to become secondary teachers. The program is not designed for teachers who already have initial teacher certification, other than those graduate students who have completed a Transition to Teaching (T2T) program. The M.A.T. program leads to secondary teacher certification in Indiana. Candidates gain understanding of adolescent development as they learn and apply instructional and assessment strategies to improve achievement of secondary students’ in content specific areas.
- Design and deliver integrated, differentiated instruction with integrity that is responsive to student diversity and differences and promotes high achievement for all students.
- Apply standards-based, data-driven decision making and integrated differentiated instruction using appropriate technologies and tools to improve the achievement of all students.
- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of assessment and use assessment results to inform instructional decision making.
- Collaborate with others to establish a well-organized, positive learning environment which supports the development of leadership skills, improves student achievement, and maintains the high ethical teaching standards of the educational profession.
- Engage in continuous professional growth, intellectual development, inquiry, and research reflective of educational needs and goals within a changing national and international society.
- Use knowledge of scientifically based research, developmental knowledge and educational theory to plan and deliver instruction in content areas, including reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, health, wellness, and physical education, for the purpose of improving the achievement of all students.
The mission of the Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching is to provide graduates seeking teacher certification with experience in curriculum design, instructional and assessment strategies, assessment, and classroom management techniques relevant to teaching in the secondary classroom.