Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program Requirements


MAT ELEMENTARY EDUCATION WITH LICENSURE (39 CREDITS) (K to 6)
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Elementary Education provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in practice theory, leadership, scholarship, and communications skills as applied to the K-6 learner. In addition to the courses below, candidates must complete additional licensure requirements (For additional information on Hawai’i State Licensure requirements please visit www.hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org).

MAT ELEMENTARY REQUIRED COURSE WORK

Credits

EDUC 630

History and the Profession of Education

3

EDUC 631

Psychological Foundations of Education and Development

3

EDUC 632

Learning Environments

3

EDUC 633

Diverse Learners

3

EDUC 610

Elementary Language Arts Methods

3

EDUC 612

Elementary Science Methods

3

EDUC 614

Elementary Math Methods

3

EDUC 618

Elementary Social Studies Methods

3

EDUC 686

Teaching Seminar: Elementary

3

EDUC 687

Elementary Student Teaching

6

2 Education Division electives

6

*Candidates must pass the PRAXIS II or have met subject-credit eligibility requirements per Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) Guidelines in their licensure area prior to the student teaching application deadline.

MAT SECONDARY EDUCATION WITH LICENSURE (39 CREDITS) (7 to 12)
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Secondary Education provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in practice, theory, leadership, scholarship, and communication skills as applied to the learner in grades 7 to 12. In addition to the courses below, candidates must complete additional licensure requirements (For additional information on Hawai’i State Licensure requirements please visit www.hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org).

Note: Teacher candidates in the MAT Secondary Program must select a concentration area in Math, English, Science or Social Studies.

MAT SECONDARY REQUIRED COURSE WORK

Credits

EDUC 630

History and the Profession of Education

3

EDUC 631

Psychological Foundations of Education and Development

3

EDUC 632

Learning Environments

3

EDUC 633

Diverse Learners

3

EDUC 621

Secondary Math Methods

3

EDUC 622

Secondary English Methods

3

EDUC 624

Secondary Methods I: Science

3

EDUC 625

Secondary Methods I: Social Studies

3

EDUC 627

Secondary Methods II

3

EDUC 628

Secondary Methods III

3

EDUC 684

Teaching Seminar Secondary

3

EDUC 685

Secondary Student Teaching

6

3 Education Division electives

9

*Candidates take one of these 4 courses depending on their subject concentration
**Candidates must pass the PRAXIS II or have met subject-credit eligibility requirements per Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) Guidelines in their licensure area prior to the student teaching application deadline

MAT SPECIAL EDUCATION (MILD/MODERATE) WITH LICENSURE (39 CREDITS) (K to 12)
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Special Education provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in practice, theory, leadership, research, and scholarship skills as applied to learners with the mild/moderate disabilities. Students in the Masters of Teaching with a Special Education emphasis have 3 options to choose from at Chaminade University. Students can focus on Special Education Elementary (K to 6 grades) or Special Education Secondary (6 to 12 grades).Both the Special Education K to 6 and 6 to 12 grade levels include a single student teaching placement, A third option is a Special Education K to 12 emphasis which requires two student teaching placements one at the K-6 level and the other at the 6 to 12 level. In addition to the courses below, candidates must complete additional licensure requirements (For additional information on Hawai’i State Licensure requirements please visit www.hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org).

MAT SPECIAL EDUCATION REQUIRED COURSE WORK

Credits

EDUC 630

History and the Profession of Education

3

EDUC 631

Psychological Foundations of Education and Development

3

EDUC 632

Learning Environments

3

EDUC 633

Diverse Learners

3

EDUC 662

SPED: Assessment, Planning and Computer Technologies

3

EDUC 665

SPED: Mild/Moderate Disabilities

3

EDUC 667

SPED: K-12 Math Methods

3

EDUC 668

SPED: K-12 Language Arts and Methods

3

EDUC 669

Special Education Leadership

3

EDUC 733

SPED: Issues in Special Education

3

EDUC 688

Teaching Seminar-Special Education

3

EDUC 689

SPED: Student Teaching

6

*Candidates must pass the PRAXIS II or have met subject-credit eligibility requirements per Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) Guidelines in their licensure area prior to the student teaching application deadline.

MAT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PK-3 (39 CREDITS) (PRE-KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE 3 EDUCATION)
The Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood PK-3 provides teacher candidates with the opportunity to develop skills in practice, theory, leadership, scholarship, and communication skills using Montessori approach as applied to the PK-3 learner. In addition to the courses below, candidates must complete additional licensure requirements (For additional information on Hawai’i State Licensure requirements please visit www.hawaiiteacherstandardsboard.org).

MAT EARLY CHILDHOOD PK-3 REQUIRED COURSE WORK

Credits

EDUC 608

Montessori Child Development

3

EDUC 649

Montessori Philosophy

3

EDUC 770

Integrated Curriculum & Montessori

3

EDUC 772

Advanced Leadership & Montessori

3

EDUC 764

Culturally Appropriate Practice & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 765

Developments of the Senses & the Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 766

Language Arts & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 767

Math & Montessori Methods

3

EDUC 610

Elementary Language Arts Methods

3

EDUC 614

Elementary Math Methods

3

EDUC 690

Seminar: PK-3

3

EDUC 691

Student Teaching PK-3

6

*Candidates must pass the PRAXIS II or have met subject-credit eligibility requirements per Hawaii Teacher Standards Board (HTSB) Guidelines in their licensure area.

FIVE-YEAR INTEGRATED BACHELOR AND MASTER OF ARTS IN TEACHING PROGRAM (MAT)
The Five-Year Integrated Bachelor and Master of Arts in Teaching Program is for students who have completed an undergraduate degree with a Minor in Education and taken EDUC 630 from Chaminade University. Students with the Minor in Education (with grades of B or better) may apply to the Dean to have the following three MAT graduate courses waived:

EDUC 631

Psychological Foundations of Education & Development

3

EDUC 632

Learning Environments

3

EDUC 633

Diverse Learners

3

In addition, students applying to the MAT program should have completed EDUC 630 History and the Profession of Education (3) while an undergraduate.

TRANSFER CREDIT POLICY
A maximum of six credit hours may be transferred in for the credit hours in the program. Submit a written request to the Department for consideration of transfer or substitution, credit hours and include a course syllabus for each course to be evaluated. All transfer or substitution credit hours must be from an accredited university or college and must be approved by the Program Director or Dean. All transfer or substitution credit hours must be at the graduate level and must have been earned with a letter grade of “B” or higher.

KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/DISPOSITION (K.S.D.) REFERRAL SYSTEM
Any instructor can initiate a Knowledge/Skill/Disposition (K.S.D.) referral to the Dean at any time and for any candidate taking an educational course where there is a documented need for remediation that would prevent a candidate from completing a program. Upon referral, the candidate will meet with the Dean of the program department to set up a remediation plan. Monitoring will be ongoing until the remediation is completed to the satisfaction of the Dean and referring instructor.

STATE APPROVED TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM (SATEP)
Students follow the program as outlined in the catalog for the term in which the student is accepted into the Education Division. The catalog information is descriptive and does not constitute an irrevocable contract between the student and Chaminade University; the University reserves the right to make changes in catalog contents of the documented course of study. Once accepted, students are expected to complete all licensure/certification program requirements within three years. State Approved Teacher Education Program (SATEP) teacher candidates are expected to student teach within one semester after completing their education course work.