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 http://ccie.ucf.edu/explore-via/
Total Credit Hours Required: 48 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree
39 Total Credits No Rules
Core (Must be taken prior to internship)
12 Total Credits
- Complete the following:
- EDG6415 - Principles of Instruction and Classroom Management (3)
- TSL5085 - Teaching Language Minority Students in K-12 Classrooms (3)
- EDF6727 - Critical Analysis of Social, Ethical, Legal, and Safety Issues Related to Education (3)
- EDF6237 - Principles of Learning and Introduction to Classroom Assessment (3)
27 Total Credits
- Complete all of the following
- Complete the following:
- LAE6637 - Research in Teaching English (3)
- LAE5338 - Teaching Writing in Middle and High School (3)
- LAE5346 - Methods of Teaching English Language Arts (3)
- LAE5465 - Literature for Adolescents (3)
- TSL6250 - Applied Linguistics in ESOL (3)
- Complete the following:
- RED5147 - Developmental Reading (3)
- RED5517 - Classroom Diagnosis and Development of Reading Proficiencies (3)
- RED5948 - Practicum in Reading Assessment and Instruction (3)
- Complete at least 1 of the following:
- ESE6036 - Contemporary Issues in Secondary Education (3)
- ESE5344 - Managing the Secondary Classroom (3)
6 Total Credits
- Earn at least 6 credits from the following types of courses: LAE 6946 - Graduate Internship (6 Credit Hours taken over two semesters***) ***The two semester requirement applies to on-the-job internships and most traditional internships. Traditional internships may be completed in one semester with advisor approval. On the job internships must be completed over one academic year. Traditional 6-credit internships are completed in spring semester only. Students should ensure that they meet all requirements for Graduate Internship. - Complete EDG 6415 and TSL 5085 prior to first semester internship. - Overall graduate GPA must be 3.0 or higher. - Passing scores on the appropriate Subject Area Examination and Professional Education Examination are required prior to admission to the second semester of graduate internship. - Students must apply and be approved for graduate internship. Deadline dates and applications are available through the Office of Clinical and Field Experiences at http://www.education.ucf.edu/clinicalexp/ - Satisfactory completion of the Graduate Internship requires the student to demonstrate proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices at the beginning level in accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.065.
3 Total Credits
- Earn at least 3 credits from the following:
- ESE6256 - Critical Issues in Secondary Education (1 - 3)
Grand Total Credits: 48
Graduate students may receive financial assistance through fellowships, assistantships, tuition support, or loans. For more information, see the College of Graduate Studies Funding website, which describes the types of financial assistance available at UCF and provides general guidance in planning your graduate finances. The Financial Information section of the Graduate Catalog is another key resource.
Fellowships are awarded based on academic merit to highly qualified students. They are paid to students through the Office of Student Financial Assistance, based on instructions provided by the College of Graduate Studies. Fellowships are given to support a student's graduate study and do not have a work obligation. For more information, see UCF Graduate Fellowships, which includes descriptions of university fellowships and what you should do to be considered for a fellowship.