Oct 15, 2018  
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog (as of 08-31-16) 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Catalog (as of 08-31-16) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, M.A.T


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Program Requirements

  • 42+ credit hours
  • Clinical Practice Internship
  • 75 field hours

 

Students’ undergraduate transcripts will be evaluated; if a deficiency in liberal arts coursework is determined, additional courses may be required and included in the program of study. Candidates have one calendar year following program acceptance to complete these additional requirements with a minimum GPA of 2.500. If candidates need more time to complete the additional coursework, they may ask for an extension. All coursework must be completed by the start of clinical internship.

Certification requirements for M.A.T. students are described in the teacher education program student information packet for M.A.T. students and the Clinical Practice Handbook. As part of the certification procedure, each M.A.T. student must take the national PRAXIS tests: Elementary Content Area and Principles of Learning and Teaching. Advisors will provide important details about this requirement. All examinations are administered by the Educational Testing Service and application forms are available in the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance Main Office, 86 Wentworth Street. One copy of each test score must be sent directly to the College of Charleston School of Education, Health, and Human Performance and another copy to the South Carolina State Department of Education.

Prerequisites:


May be taken concurrently with graduate program courses but must be completed within one calendar year of admission. Undergraduate prerequisites are determined by transcript evaluation. In addition, the following three graduate or equivalent undergraduate courses are required:

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*Must be taken concurrently.

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*Must be taken concurrently.

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*Must be taken concurrently.

Culminating Professional Experiences (9 Credit Hours)


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The School of Education, Health, and Human Performance policy states that field experience and clinical practice placements are made within the tri-county area. The School of Education, Health, and Human Performance reserves the right to place candidates in the closest approximate placement.

Transfer Credit Policy

Applicants to the M.A.T. in Elementary Education program may seek approval from the program director to accept up to six transfer credit hours. These courses must have been taken from an accredited institution and have a grade of B or higher. Courses transferred into the program may count toward any core course in the Elementary Education program.

Students may take a course at another institution after being accepted to a master’s program and that course can count towards the student’s degree requirements, but the student must make the request one semester in advance and meet with his/her faculty advisor for approval. Once the advisor approves, the request will be forwarded to the program director for final approval. Grades of B and higher will be accepted. No pass/satisfactory grades or field hours will be accepted.

Title II Report Card


The College of Charleston Title II Report Card can be located by going to the South Carolina Department of Education Title II website: http://title2.ed.gov. Additionally, copies of the report can be requested by contacting the director of the Office of Student Services and Certification at 843-953-5613 or 86 Wentworth Street, College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C. 29424-0001. To discuss the College of Charleston Title II Report Card, contact the dean of the School of Education, Health, and Human Performance at 843.953.5613.

For the purposes of Title II reporting, a program completer is defined as a candidate who has successfully completed clinical practice.

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