Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Secondary Pedagogy M.A.T. — Licensure: Secondary Licensure (Grades 7-12)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The MAT Secondary Pedagogy program consists of 36 semester hours and a Comprehensive Examination. The Comprehensive Examination will stem from students’ work in EDF 653: Educational Inquiry Seminar and can take multiple forms, as approved by a student’s advisor and evaluated by a faculty committee.

The Secondary Pedagogy M.A.T can be licensed in the following areas; English/Language Arts, Social Studies, Math, and Science.

See "Secondary Pedagogy M.A.T- Licensure: Secondary Licensure (Grades 7-12)"

PTEP Program Requirements:

Teacher candidates who complete an approved content degree and the UNC professional teacher education program, as well as pass the appropriate Colorado Department of Education designated PRAXIS exam (if applicable), will be eligible for recommendation from UNC for a Colorado Department of Education teaching license.

If you are seeking licensure in your program area, the following items are required to complete your program.

  • Completion of Graduate Application for Initial Admission to PTEP
  • Completion of EDFE 130 or Application for Student Teaching
  • Successfully pass content specific PRAXIS test prior to Student Teaching
  • Candidates may not take extra courses with Student Teaching without prior approval from the Program Coordinator and the STE Director.
  • All PTEP Field Experiences and methods courses need to be successfully completed prior to Student Teaching.
  • Student Teaching outside the supervision of UNC Faculty may or may not be approved.
  • Teacher Candidates will not be placed in a school where they were once students or where they have a close relative attending and/or working.
  • Teacher education and educator preparation licensure programs do not accept Professional Teacher Education Program (PTEP) or field based courses that are more than ten years old. PLEASE NOTE: Teacher Candidates have the right to petition this policy at the discretion of the program coordinator.

Please work with your content advisor to determine when these requirements will be completed throughout your program.

Degree Requirements — 36 Credits

Take all of the following courses:

EDF 500Conceptions of Schooling


EDF 645Innovative Practice in Contemporary Education


EDF 648Foundations of Instructional Methods


EDF 653Educational Inquiry Seminar


EDF 685Philosophical Foundations of Education


EDFE 554Secondary Practicum


EDFE 555Supervised Student Teaching


EDRD 523Academic Language/Literacy Development for Diverse Learners in School Settings


EDSE 509Strategies for Students with Exceptionalities


PSY 500Educational Psychology for Teachers


SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research


EDFE 555: Take 6 credits.