Aug 17, 2019  
2016-2017 Course Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teaching Secondary Education, M.A.T.


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Two M.A.T. concentrations:

Traditional Program

Acceptance

  1. Graduate admission application and nonrefundable admission fee
  2. A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  3. A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.67 
  4. Two sealed official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any prior graduate work
  5. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s suitability as a prospective teacher or to work with children and families, accompanied by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies cover form. Note: Recommendations must be obtained from individuals who are not family members, personal friends or members of the School of Education at USJ.
  6. Immunization record using the USJ Health Service form available on the University website
  7. A planned program of study developed by the candidate and the faculty advisor, approved by the chair of the Department of Education

Continuation requirements

School of Education policy requires all candidates to earn a B or better in the first attempt in their first two classes to remain in the program. Students must earn a B or better in all courses for continuous progression through the program.

Exit requirements

Eligible candidates for the master of arts degree take a comprehensive exam in March or July. The application for the comprehensive exam is available from the School of Education. It is the candidate’s responsibility to obtain his/her faculty advisor’s signature and to submit the application to the office manager of the School of Education by the due date.

Traditional Program


Reach to Teach (Accelerated)


Reach to Teach meets the Connecticut requirements for initial teacher licensure in secondary content Grades 7-12.

Acceptance Requirements

  1. Graduate admission application and nonrefundable application fee
  2. Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
  3. Academic undergraduate major or equivalent major of at least 30 credits in English, History, Math, General Science, Biology, Chemistry, Family and Consumer Science, or World Language; or 39 credits of interdisciplinary courses as evaluated by the University of Saint Joseph licensure officer; or a minimum of 18 undergraduate credits in one area of licensure with the remaining undergraduate credits in other related area of licensure taken before acceptance to the School of Education.
  4. Two sealed official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any prior graduate work
  5. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the candidate’s suitability as a prospective teacher or to work with children and families, accompanied by the School of Graduate and Professional Studies cover form. Note: Recommendations must be obtained from individuals who are not family members, personal friends or members of the School of Education at USJ.

  6. Required meeting with the licensure officer once transcripts. Call 860.231.5335 to make an appointment.

  7. An essay to assess written communication skills in English and suitability for the Reach to Teach program. The essay should be no longer than three pages, typed, doubled-spaced.

 8. A professional interview with a faculty member of the School of Education. 

Continuation Requirements

Students must earn a grade of B or better in their first attempt in their first two classes to remain in the program. They must earn a B or better in all courses for continuous progression throughout the program.

Praxis II - Reach to Teach candidates must pass Praxis II/ACTFL prior to applying for student teaching, either during or prior to the first spring semester of coursework. The Licensure Officer can provide information about the required Praxis II or ACTFL test.

Required Courses


Fall II


All teacher licensure coursework listed above must be successfully completed before student teaching. Applications for student teaching are due Feb. 1 for Reach to Teach.

The application must include your acceptance letter into the Reach to Teach program. Students should get their tuition waiver from the Reach to Teach program director before registration.

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