Master of Arts in Teaching

Earn your MAT simultaneously with teacher licensure

Contact Us to learn more about our Master of Teaching Programs and or for available internships.

MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING PROGRAMS

Earn your Nursery to Grade 3 teaching license and M.A. degree in an accelerated Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program.

Are you ready to make a lasting impact on a child’s life?

USJ’s graduate program in Early Childhood Education/Special Education will prepare you to work with young children and their families in a variety of educational and early intervention settings. Contact us to learn more.

NURSERY TO GRAD 3 MASTER OF ARTS TEACHING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD / SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAM BENEFITS:

  • Allows you to earn your Nursery to Grade 3 license in just 15 months, or to design a self-paced sequence of courses over a longer period of time
  • Offers evening classes
  • Includes hands-on field experiences with partner schools, including USJ laboratory schools
  • Focuses on a rich, research-based, practitioner-oriented approach
  • Nationally recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Benefits from partnerships with The School for Young Children

EARLY CHILDHOOD/SPECIAL EDUCATION COURSEWORK:

  • ECSE 510 Growth and Development in Early Childhood
  • ECSE 520 Language Development and Emergent Literacy
  • ECSE 530 Parenting, Families and Communication
  • EDUC 507 Developmental Reading
  • SPEC 516 Exceptional and At-Risk Students in Today's Schools
  • ECSE 555 Programs for Young Children
  • ECSE 560 Learning in Social Context
  • ECSE 576 Primary Curriculum (Grades 1 – 3)
  • ECSE 540 Assessment: Pre-K to Grade 3
  • ECSE 587 Pre-K to Kindergarten Curriculum
  • ECSE 580 Student Teaching: Pre-K/Kindergarten (five weeks: required only for teacher licensure)
  • ECSE 523 Student Teaching: Primary (10 weeks: required only for teacher licensure)

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