About this course
The MAT program consists of nine graduate course credits. Candidates must pass all of the courses in the graduate program with a grade of B- or better and maintain a 3.0 GPA during the graduate year.
In the spring semester of the senior year, students take EDU 420 Research in Education. During that semester, they identify a graduate adviser, propose a graduate course of study and prepare a proposal for a master's thesis.
In the fall semester of the graduate year, students carry out their student teaching and take an accompanying seminar. They also register to begin their master's thesis.
In the spring of the graduate year, students continue to work on their master's thesis and take EDU 820 Graduate Seminar in Education Research, along with three other graduate courses in liberal arts disciplines or programs. Toward the end of the spring semester, students complete their master's thesis and defend it before their graduate committee.