Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Elementary Education M.A.T.

Admission Requirements

  1. A completed application form accompanied by a $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  2. Official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale in undergraduate course work.
  4. An official report of passing scores on one of the Assessment of Basic Skills Tests. See web page for cut off scores for SAT, ACT, Core, and GRE.
  5. An official report of passing scores on the Praxis II - Elementary Education Multiple Subjects test.
  6. Two Disposition Reference Forms: one from a faculty or supervisor of a child/youth-related activity, and one from a work supervisor.
  7. Two letters of recommendation: one from a faculty or supervisor of a child/youth-related activity, and one from a work supervisor.
  8. A Statement of Education Philosophy.
  9. A current résumé.
  10. An interview with an advisor in the M.A.T. program in elementary education, after initial application approval.
  11. A plan of study approved by the advisor and appropriate dean, after initial application approval.

Course Requirements

Foundations Component

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 552Psychological Perspectives on Learning and Teaching

3

Fall, Summer.
ELED 500Reflections: The Art and Science of Teaching

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SPED 531Overview of Special Education: Policies/Practices

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
 

FNED 502Social Issues in Education

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
-Or-

FNED 546Contexts of Schooling

4

Fall, Spring.

Professional Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELED 559Student Teaching in the Elementary School

7

Fall, Spring.
ELED 569Student Teaching Seminar in Elementary Education

2

Fall, Spring.

FIVE COURSES from the following. At least two must be practicum courses.

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
ELED 504Mathematics in the Elementary School

3

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

ELED 538Mathematics M.A.T. Practicum

3

Fall, and as needed.
 

ELED 508Language Arts in the Elementary School

3

Summer.
-Or-

ELED 527Language Arts M.A.T. Practicum

3

Fall, and as needed.
 

ELED 518Science in the Elementary School

3

Fall, Spring.
-Or-

ELED 537Science M.A.T. Practicum

3

Fall, and as needed.
 

ELED 522Developmental Reading: M.A.T. Practicum I

3

Fall, and as needed.
-Or-

READ 534Developmental Reading: Prekindergarten through Grade Eight

3

Fall.
 

ELED 528Social Studies in the Elementary School

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Total Credit Hours: 36-37