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The Teacher Education MAT, English Language Arts Education with ESOL and Reading Endorsement program is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program for students seeking certification to teach English in grades 6-12, including students previously certified to teach in another field.

The Master of Arts in Teaching is a state-approved initial teacher preparation program that is subject to any change in the Florida Administrative Code (State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066). Students enrolled in this program should remain in close contact with their adviser to keep informed of any program changes implemented to comply with new state requirements.

The Teacher Education MAT, English Language Arts Education with ESOL and Reading Endorsement program requires a minimum of 48 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree that includes ESOL and Reading endorsement. The program is a secondary (grades 6-12) program for noneducation majors at the undergraduate level or teachers previously certified in another field.

The MAT requires an online portfolio of both reflective practice/analysis of professional development and demonstration of attainment of the beginning level of performance for all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs). Multiple artifacts and reflective analysis are required for each of the accomplished practices. All key assignments are critical components of learning since they are the primary means of assessing the professional development of students as reflective practitioners. In addition, an internship is required.

All teacher education candidates are required to complete Watermark requirements before being certified for graduation. Watermark access is required for the portfolio. See

Total Credit Hours Required: 48 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

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