To receive the Master of Arts in Teaching degree, a student must:
Knowledge of the Learner and Learning Environment (15 hours)
MAT 610 Fundamentals I: Teaching and Learning for General Education (3 hours)
MAT 615 Fundamentals II: Teaching and Learning for Special Education (3 hours)
MAT 620 Learning and Behavior Theories in General and Mild/Moderate Special Education (3 hours)
MAT 622 Classroom Management and Organization for Elementary and Mild/Moderate Special Education (3 hours)
MAT 630 Assessment I: General and Mild/Moderate Special Education (3 hours)
Methodology and Teaching (18 hours)
MAT 631 Assessment II: Elementary and Mild/Moderate Special Education (3 hours)
MAT 640 Introduction to Reading and Language Arts for Elementary and Mild/Moderate Special Education (3 hours)
MAT 650 Integrated Learning Methods: Math, Physical Science, and Information Literacy (3 hours)
MAT 651 Integrated Learning Methods: Life Sciences, Health and P.E.,and Information Literacy (3 hours)
MAT 652 Integrated Learning Methods: Social Studies, Arts, Music,and Information Literacy (3 hours)
MAT 670 Research Design for General and Mild/Moderate Special Education (3 hours)
Student Teaching/Internship (6-9 hours)
MAT 689 Student Teaching in Elementary (6 hours)
MAT 688 Internship in Elementary Education (6 hours)
(2 consecutive semesters 3 hours each semester)
Total 39 hours
As part of the College of Education and Human Development focus on performance-based outcomes, portfolios will be incorporated into the assessment system for students enrolled in an approved Teacher Education Program.
The portfolio will allow the students to demonstrate, through reflections, their understanding of how the artifacts contained in the portfolio meet the program outcomes; provide a process by which a student can become a reflective practitioner to foster continuous improvement; and document a student's growth in the program. The portfolio will consist of artifacts, documents, and evidence which demonstrate that the knowledge, skills, and dispositions as indicated in the Louisiana Components of Effective Teaching and the program's Conceptual Framework have been met. Students will submit an Introductory Level Portfolio after successful completion of MAT 610, MAT 615, MAT 620, and MAT 630. The Developing Level Portfolio will be submitted as a prerequisite for student teaching or internship. The Competency level Portfolio and oral defense are required for graduation.
Student teaching is an all day (approximately eight hours), all semester activity. The student teacher will be required to spend the full public school day, plus any additional conference or seminar time in this experience. The Director of Student Teaching will make the assignments for each student teacher. All possible considerations will be given, but it is the responsibility of the student teacher to make arrangements to meet the conditions of the assignment that is made. Student teaching must be completed in the teacher education service region of Southeastern Louisiana University. Those districts include the following: Ascension Parish, City of Bogalusa, East Baton Rouge Parish, Jefferson Parish (Kenner and Metairie area), Livingston Parish, St. Charles Parish, St. John Parish, St. Tammany Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, and Washington Parish.
The State Department of Education regulations for certification of teachers require that students do their student teaching under the control and supervision of the institution from which they expect to be graduated. To be eligible for student teaching, students must:
An internship may be approved in lieu of student teaching. An internship consists of two consecutive semesters of teaching at an approved school site at the appropriate grade level and in the area of certification. Students may qualify for a year-long internship in teacher education service region of Southeastern Louisiana University.
To qualify for an internship, a student must provide:
NOTE: The candidate is responsible for submitting the above documents the semester prior to beginning the internship. A complete packet should be submitted rather than item by item. Authorization to register for an internship will not be granted until all documents have been submitted.
Southeastern Louisiana University will submit signed statements to the Louisiana Department of Education that indicate that the student completing the Master of Arts in Teaching degree alternative certification path has met the following requirements: