Curriculum

Course of Study

The MAT program provides talented candidates with a challenging program of study within their academic discipline while preparing them for careers as secondary school teachers. The program combines graduate coursework and a 27-week internship under the direction of highly effective mentor teachers at two local Durham public high schools. The 36-unit program takes one calendar year to complete, beginning during summer session II and ending at the conclusion of summer session I the following year.

Course Requirements 

Summer II

  • MAT 702: Educating Adolescents (3 hrs.)

  • MAT 703: Effective Teaching Practices and Strategies (3 hrs.)

Fall

  • MAT 743: Culturally Responsive Teaching (2 hrs.)

     

  • MAT 741: Student Teaching Internship (4 hrs.)

     

  • Graduate Content Course (3 hrs.)

     

  • Graduate Content Course (3 hrs.)

Spring

  • MAT 744: Leading Through Teaching (3 hrs.)

     

  • MAT 742: Student Teaching Internship (6 hrs.)

     

  • Graduate Content Course (3 hrs.)

Summer I

  • MAT Content Course (3 hrs.)

     

  • MAT Content Course (3 hrs.)