Literacy is critical to all of our lives. The need for qualified reading specialists is urgent. This is why SVSU designed its MAT Literacy program for those looking to make an impact now-in their schools, their districts and their communities. All of our courses integrate theory with real-world application, allowing you to deepen your understanding of research and best practices, while simultaneously implementing these practices in your classroom and school. There are no hypotheticals here- you will be empowered to use what you have learned in your courses to solve challenges and impact students’ lives in real time. If you are ready to answer the call, to help end the literacy crisis, SVSU is ready for you.
The following endorsements are combined with the Master of Arts in Teaching degree programs. Students seeking an endorsement in one of these areas must apply to the MAT program. Most coursework taken for the endorsement is applicable toward completion of the MAT degree.
Several programs within the College of Education adhere to national professional standards established by the following organizations:
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC)
Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
International Reading Association (IRA)
National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)
National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
James E. Tarr, Ph.D.
Colleen D'Arcy, Ph.D.
College of Education Dean's Office
Gilbertson Hall, North 275
University Center, MI 48710
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.