The Master of Arts in Teaching in teaching and learning (English education) requires a minimum of 45 s.h. of graduate credit. The program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree in English and few or no professional education courses. Successful completion of the program enables students to receive a credential to teach English in secondary schools.

The M.A.T. in teaching and learning (English education) requires the following course work.

English

All of these:
EDTL:3382Language and Learning2-3
EDTL:3393Reading and Teaching Adolescent Literature3
EDTL:4355Approaches to Teaching Writing3
EDTL:6315M.A. Seminar: English Educationarr.
Students may take the following English courses as part of the M.A.T. program or as part of their undergraduate program:
A course in Shakespeare
Three courses in American literature
A course in British literature
A course in nonfiction or creative writing, in addition to EDTL:4355

Education

All of these:
EDTL:3002Technology in the Classroom (must be taken during student's first semester in the college)2
EDTL:3091Secondary Education Program Orientation and Classroom Management1,3
EDTL:4087Seminar: Curriculum and Student Teaching1-3
EDTL:4091Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary Schoolarr.
EDTL:4092Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary Schoolarr.
EDTL:4314Introduction and Practicum: Secondary English (must be completed before enrollment in EDTL:4315 and EDTL:4394)3
EDTL:4315Learning to Teach Secondary English/Language Arts and Field Experience3
EDTL:4394Methods: Secondary Reading2-3
EDTL:4900Foundations of Special Education3
EPLS:3000Foundations of Education3
EPLS:4180Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher3
PSQF:6200Educational Psychology3

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive examination involves a series of reflective projects supervised by English education faculty. The projects encompass issues explored throughout the course of study and involve integration of theory and practice.

TEP: Secondary Education

Graduate students may be admitted to a program leading to teacher licensure/certification as "certification only" candidates in the Graduate College. They are subject to all Graduate College policies; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College. Eligible graduate students also may complete initial teacher licensure/certification requirements by earning an M.A.T. in English education.

Admission

Applicants to the M.A.T. in teaching and learning (English education) must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College. They must have been granted a B.A. in English or the equivalent, with an undergraduate g.p.a. of at least 3.00. They also must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test and meet all Teacher Education Program (TEP) application requirements. Since the M.A.T. is a credentialing program, candidates must not have qualified previously for a credential. Applicants are expected to have no more than 6 s.h. of course work in professional education courses before admission.

The Master of Arts in Teaching in teaching and learning (foreign language and English as a Second Language (ESL) education) requires a minimum of 54 s.h. of graduate credit. The program is designed for superior liberal arts and sciences graduates who have had few or no professional education courses. Successful completion of the program leads to elementary and/or secondary teacher licensure. The M.A.T. is available in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish.

Students must take 24 s.h. of post-secondary course work in their language of licensure to obtain their teaching license. This work can be taken prior to entry into this program as part of an undergraduate degree program.

The M.A.T. in teaching and learning (foreign language and ESL education) requires the following course work.

In addition to the required courses below, M.A.T. students must complete at least 9 s.h. in graduate course work either in the language department corresponding to their language of licensure or in foreign language teaching.

Professional Education

All of these:
EDTL:3002Technology in the Classroom (must be taken during student's first semester in the college)2
EDTL:3091Secondary Education Program Orientation and Classroom Management1,3
EDTL:3095Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas (must be taken during student's first semester in the college)1,3
EDTL:4900Foundations of Special Education3
EPLS:3000Foundations of Education3
EPLS:4180Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher3
PSQF:6200Educational Psychology3

Foreign Language Teaching

All of these (27 s.h.):
EDTL:4087Seminar: Curriculum and Student Teaching1
EDTL:4091Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary Schoolarr.
EDTL:4092Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary Schoolarr.
EDTL:4406Foreign Language Education Practicum I3
EDTL:4407Foreign Language Education Practicum II3
EDTL:4416Learning to Teach Second Languages I3
EDTL:4417Learning to Teach Second Languages II3
EDTL:6483Second Language Classroom Learning3

K-12 Licensure

The K-12 licensure option requires the following course.

EDTL:4089Elementary School Special Subject Area Student Teaching1-4

Comprehensive Examination

A comprehensive examination is required. The examination reflects a candidate's depth and breadth of knowledge in foreign language and ESL education, including but not limited to theory and practice as well as knowledge of and proficiency in the target language and/or literature of the candidate's choice. The candidate and the advisor discuss the exam's content and format eight months before the exam.

TEP: Secondary Education

Graduate students may be admitted to a program leading to teacher licensure/certification as "certification only" candidates in the Graduate College. They are subject to all Graduate College policies; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College. Eligible graduate students also may complete initial teacher licensure/certification requirements by earning an M.A.T. in teaching and learning (foreign language and ESL education).

Admission

Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College. They must have been granted a bachelor's degree with a major or a strong concentration in a second language and must have an undergraduate g.p.a. of at least 3.00. They also must meet all Teacher Education Program (TEP) application requirements.

ESL Endorsement

An ESL endorsement enables an individual to teach English as a Second Language in K-12 in the state of Iowa. Because teaching endorsements are additional areas of expertise added to a teaching license, applicants must be current students in a Teacher Education Program (TEP) or licensed in-service teachers.

Admission

Applicants to the ESL endorsement program must submit a one-page essay explaining why they wish to teach ESL and a transcript of all university-level course work, along with the English as a Second Language Added Endorsement Program K-12 application. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of a minimum score of 26 (Internet-based) on the speaking section of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and have completed one of the following.

Four semesters of commonly-taught languages such as French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish; or a proficiency level of Intermediate Low on the ACTFL Guidelines
Three semesters of less commonly-taught languages such as Arabic, Chinese, or Japanese; or a proficiency level of Novice High on the ACTFL Guidelines
LING:3001Introduction to Linguistics (with a grade of B or higher)3

Applicants are admitted to the ESL endorsement program twice a year; application deadlines are October 1 and March 1.

The Master of Arts in Teaching in teaching and learning (mathematics education) requires a minimum of 49 s.h. of graduate credit. The program is designed primarily for students who decide they would like to become teachers and have already completed a B.S. or B.A. in mathematics. It features advanced work in mathematics along with the courses required for certification. It is a means by which students can obtain both a Master's degree and certification. This degree program assumes a student has completed a baccalaureate degree in mathematics equivalent to one that would be completed at the University of Iowa, but has no previous course work in education. More course work may be advised if there are mathematics courses a student has not taken as part of the undergraduate mathematics baccalaureate degree program to render the student's degree equivalent to one from the University of Iowa.

The M.A.T. in teaching and learning (mathematics education) requires the following course work.

Education

The first three courses should be taken during the first semester of registration:
EDTL:3002Technology in the Classroom2-3
EDTL:3091Secondary Education Program Orientation and Classroom Management3
EDTL:3095Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas1
All of these:
EDTL:3532Introduction and Practicum: Mathematics3
EDTL:3534Methods: Middle School Mathematics3
EDTL:4535Methods: High School Mathematics3
EDTL:4900Foundations of Special Education3
EPLS:3000Foundations of Education3
EPLS:4180Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher3
PSQF:6200Educational Psychology3
The following courses are taken concurrently and constitute the student teaching semester:
EDTL:4087Seminar: Curriculum and Student Teaching1-3
EDTL:4091Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary Schoolarr.
EDTL:4092Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary Schoolarr.
And:
One additional graduate-level mathematics education course in consultation with an advisor

Graduate Mathematics Requirements

If necessary, courses that fulfill the University of Iowa mathematics major with at least one additional mathematics graduate course (one of the following):
MATH:4050Introduction to Discrete Mathematics3
MATH:4060Discrete Mathematical Models3
MATH:4120History of Mathematics3

Comprehensive Examination

The comprehensive exam includes a required two-part Master's level exam in mathematics and mathematics education. At the discretion of the examining committee, this exam may consist of two parts and is both written and oral. The mathematics and mathematics education comprehensive examinations will not duplicate course examinations, but will assess both mathematics education and the mathematics specialization area chosen by a student.

Admission

Applicants to the M.A.T. in teaching and learning (mathematics education) must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College. They also must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test and meet all Teacher Education Program (TEP) application requirements. Candidates should have completed a baccalaureate degree program in mathematics equivalent to that which is offered through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa. An undergraduate g.p.a. of at least 3.00 is required for admission and must be maintained throughout the enrollment period.

Joint B.A./M.A.T. Mathematics Education

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Education offer students the opportunity to earn their Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics plus a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in education in as little as five years.

The Combined B.A./M.A.T. (4+1) program provides a seamless process whereby students can progress from undergraduate to graduate status. The usual period of study for both the Bachelor of Arts and the Master of Arts in Teaching degree is six years. Through careful planning, many of the courses required for the M.A.T. program can be taken during the undergraduate years, creating an opportunity to focus the fifth year of study on the comprehensive and student teaching requirements. Visit B.A./M.A.T. (4+1) Mathematics on the College of Education website.

Admission

Students are eligible to apply to the 4+1 program during their sophomore or junior year if they have a cumulative g.p.a. of at least 3.25 or if they meet special considerations. Application materials must include a completed application to the Teacher Education Program (TEP); two recommendations from University of Iowa faculty; a career plan describing how this program will enhance the student's scholarly and or career goals; and an unofficial transcript of student's prior work.

Students who submit completed applications will be notified within 30 days if they have been accepted into the program. The program accepts a limited number of students each year on a competitive basis. Once accepted into the program, a student meets with an advisor to select an advisory committee to plan a course of study.

During the sixth semester, a student in the program who has completed 80 s.h. of undergraduate work and maintained a 3.00 minimum g.p.a. must apply to the Graduate College. Application to the Graduate College must include a completed Graduate College application form; a letter of application/statement of purpose; one additional letter of recommendation from a faculty member in the mathematics major; Graduate Record Exam (GRE) General Test scores; and Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test scores for international students.

Students will be granted undergraduate/graduate credit for course work during the seventh semester; they begin paying graduate tuition during the eighth semester until completion of the program. The baccalaureate degree must be conferred at the end of the eighth semester or in the program's fourth year.

The Master of Arts in Teaching in teaching and learning (science education) requires a minimum of 48 s.h. of graduate credit. The program is designed primarily for graduates of bachelor's degree programs in science who decide that they would like to become teachers. It features advanced work in science along with the courses required for certification, enabling students to earn a master's degree and teaching certification at the same time.

The program assumes students have completed considerable course work in science (at least 56 s.h.) as undergraduates, but no previous course work in education. Students' science course work should be equivalent to that required by the University of Iowa Science Education program.

The M.A.T. in teaching and learning (science education) requires the following work.

Professional Education Foundation Sequence

All of these:
EDTL:3002Technology in the Classroom (must be taken during student's first semester in the college)2
EDTL:3091Secondary Education Program Orientation and Classroom Management3
EDTL:3095Teaching Reading in Secondary Content Areas (must be taken during student's first semester in the college)1
EDTL:4900Foundations of Special Education3
EPLS:3000Foundations of Education3
EPLS:4180Human Relations for the Classroom Teacher3
PSQF:6200Educational Psychology3
Science education courses taken in the following sequence:
EDTL:4751Science Teaching and Practice with Early Learners3
EDTL:4752Methods of Teaching Science3
These two taken concurrently:
EDTL:4753Instructional Issues in Teaching Science3
EDTL:4779Secondary School Science Practicum2
These three taken concurrently:
EDTL:4087Seminar: Curriculum and Student Teaching3
EDTL:4091Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary School6
EDTL:4092Observation and Laboratory Practice in the Secondary School6

Electives

A minimum of one graduate course in biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics is required. Students who have satisfied portions of the required science course work listed above must take additional science course work to meet the minimum requirement of 48 s.h.

Comprehensive Examination

Students complete comprehensive examinations before their student teaching semester. Two comprehensive exams, one in science education and one in a science specialization area, are required. Students may not duplicate course examinations in these areas. The science education exam, under the guidance and supervision of the examining committee, consists of two parts, written and oral. Detailed requirements for the science education comprehensive examination are available from the Department of Teaching and Learning office.

TEP: Secondary Education

Graduate students may be admitted to a program leading to teacher licensure/certification as "certification only" candidates in the Graduate College. They are subject to all Graduate College policies; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College. Eligible graduate students also may complete initial teacher licensure/certification requirements by earning an M.A.T. in teaching and learning (science education).

Admission

Applicants to the M.A.T. in teaching and learning (science education) must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College. They must have a bachelor's degree with a major or the equivalent in one of the sciences. A g.p.a. of at least 3.00 is required for admission and must be maintained throughout the program. Applicants must meet all Teacher Education Program (TEP) application requirements.

Joint B.A./M.A.T. with Science Education Subprogram

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students who want to teach science and are working toward a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in biology, chemistry, environmental sciences, or physics may apply to the joint Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Teaching program offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. The joint program enables students to earn a B.A. and an M.A.T. in five years by beginning to earn graduate credit during their fourth year of undergraduate study and by counting up to 18 s.h. of qualifying credit toward both degrees.

B.A. students are admitted to the joint program before their fourth year. They may begin taking education courses during their third year, but they may not earn graduate credit for them until their fourth and fifth years, after they have been admitted to the joint program. Students take 30 s.h. of course work during the fifth year and must complete all remaining requirements for both degrees that year.

Science Specialization (Broad Field Science Block)

The following courses are required for the undergraduate degree in science education at the University of Iowa. They need not be repeated by M.A.T. candidates who need one or more advanced courses in their major science area, or by students from other interdisciplinary science discipline programs that prepare teachers for grades 6-9.

This course:
SIED:4135The Nature of Science4
Two of these (unless completed during undergraduate study):
SIED:4102Societal and Educational Applications of Earth Science and Environmental3
SIED:4103Societal and Educational Applications of Biological Sciences3
SIED:4105Societal and Educational Applications of Physical Sciences3
SIED:4106Societal and Educational Applications of Chemical Concepts3

Education courses required for the joint program are listed under "Joint B.A./M.A.T. with Science Education Subprogram" above. Requirements for the B.A. degree are listed under B.A. in Biology, B.A. in Chemistry, B.A. in Environmental Sciences, and B.A. in Physics (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences) in the Catalog.