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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Elementary Education, M.A.T.

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The M.A.T in Elementary Education is a two-year 45 credit, cohort-based program that leads to a recommendation for licensure as a grades 1-6 teacher in the State of Connecticut.

The program is grounded in a rigorous academic preparation in methods of curriculum and instruction and the preparation of teachers who support the learning of all students. We are guided by the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and seek to prepare the next generation of teachers to enact these values in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

Program outcomes

  • Learn best practices in curriculum and instruction at the elementary level
  • Develop equitable teaching practices that support the learning of all students
  • Experience a field-based program that connects theory and practice

Acceptance requirements

  • Admission application and nonrefundable $50 admission fee   
  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.67 
  • Two official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any prior graduate work
  • Two letters of recommendation accompanied by the Letter of Recommendation Cover sheet. Note: Recommendations must be obtained from individuals who are not family members, personal friends or members of the USJ Department of Education
  • A letter of intent

Continuation requirements

Candidates must earn a grade of C or better in all courses for continuous progression throughout the program. After 12 credits, candidates must maintain a GPA of 2.67 or higher throughout the program.

Exit requirements

In addition to all required coursework and field experiences, students must complete EdTPA (fee applies), a State of Connecticut required exam for teacher licensure, which also meets USJ’s master’s degree requirement as a comprehensive evaluation for the program.

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