Rhode Island College

2015-2016 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 the Praxis II - Elementary Education Multiple Subjects test.
  5. If undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, an official report of passing scores on the Praxis I - CORE, GRE, SAT or ACT as established by the Rhode Island Department of Education.
  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 531Universal Design for Educating All Students

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