The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree in Secondary Classroom Teaching is for classroom teachers who seek to put educational theory and research into practice. Students in this curriculum explore current theory and research on a variety of educational issues, such as content area literacy instruction, teacher and student assessments, and the incorporation of learning theories and styles. Also, students in the MAT program will be required to complete a research project that examines best practices of instruction in their content areas. In this program, students will have opportunities to incorporate their new found academic knowledge into their routine classroom instruction. (36 credits)
Teachers with an elementary level certificate have the option to earn a secondary level endorsement which will extend their subject area endorsements to grades 9 through 12. Additional course work may be required to ensure the student has an approved teachable major and minor selected by the student to teach in the high school setting.
Secondary school teachers help students delve more deeply into subjects introduced in elementary school and expose them to more information about the world. Secondary school teachers specialize in a specific subject, such as English, Spanish, mathematics, history, or biology. They also may teach subjects that are career oriented. Additional responsibilities of middle and secondary school teachers may include career guidance and job placement, as well as following up with students after graduation. http://www.bls.gov/