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  Mar 24, 2018
2017-2018 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

English, M.A.T. (Secondary Education)

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In addition to fulfilling requirements for admission common to all degree programs, an applicant to the M.A.T. program must have at least 18 semester hours of the following upper-level literature courses or their equivalent: Black literature (ENGL 428A, ENGL 428B, ENGL 430, ENGL 438D, ENGL 438E, or ENGL 565 - may be taken after conditional admission); contemporary literature; pre-1800 literature; a non-Western literature; and 6 credits in survey-type, upper-division English and/or American literature survey courses. Applicants without a standard English major may fulfill this 18-semester-hour requirement only by taking upper -division courses that the Department of English M.A.T. advisor approves. Applicants with academic deficiencies may be required to take additional 400-level English courses

Learning Outcomes

  • Candidates follow a specific curriculum and are expected to meet appropriate performance assessments for preservice English language arts teachers. 
  • Through modeling, advisement, instruction, field experiences, assessment of performance, and involvement in professional organizations, candidates adopt and strengthen professional attitudes needed by English language arts teachers. 
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge of, and skills in the use of, the English language.
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge of the practices of oral, visual, and written literacy.
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge of different composing processes.
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge of, and uses for, an extensive range of literature.
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge of the range and influence of print and nonprint media and technology in contemporary culture.
  • Candidates demonstrate knowledge of research theory and findings in English language arts.
  • Candidates acquire and demonstrate the dispositions and skills needed to integrate knowledge of English language arts, students, and teaching.

Degree Requirements (48 Hours)

Requirements include a minimum of 15 graduate credits in English.

Note: In order to meet SC Read to Succeed requirements, students completing the MAT degree in the content area of English must include on their program of study the following:

  • EDRD 600: Foundations of Reading Instruction
  • EDRD 651: Introduction to Teaching Media Literacy
  • EDSE 786: The Teaching of Literature in the Secondary School
  • EDSE 787: The Teaching of Writing in Secondary Schools
  • EDSE 728: Advanced Study of the Teaching of English in the Secondary Schools
  • EDSE 584: Middle and High School Internship Seminar


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