MAT Program Overview
Based on the IDOE Division of Professional Standards Boardís adoption of the INTASC principles, NBPTS propositions, and ELCC standards, and the redesign of Indianaís licensure patterns based on developmental and content areas using performance-based assessment, the School of Education graduate programs are designed and delivered in a format consistent with the meeting of these standards.
The masterís degree was designed to accomplish the following: (1) It provides a catalyst for current educators, a forum for continued professional development with the goal of developing a professional development plan beyond completion of the MAT. (2) It provides experienced educators with an opportunity to change careers within education by providing educational opportunities that allow them to demonstrate competence as a building level administrator at one or more developmental levels. (3) It provides an opportunity for already licensed educators to develop additional skills.
The thrust of this program is performance based. It provides an intensive, integrated curriculum that requires all graduate students to complete self-assessment, to design and evaluate curriculum from a field research base, and to report their findings for publication. OCUís research has determined that this approach meets the needs of its constituents as it provides professional growth in (a) communicating with others, (b) assisting restructuring and reforming current instructional practices in the schools, (c) developing leadership skills necessary in working with students, parents/caregivers, and community leaders, and (d) providing hands-on opportunities for educators to conduct research and to assess the value of identified pedagogical strategies Ė multiple intelligences, learning styles, integrated instruction, peer mentoring, etc.
Option III is designed for applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree in a teaching field, have a minimum of two years teaching experience, are seeking advanced study, and administrative licensure. It is designed to be an induction model for new principals and a continuing professional education model for experienced educators who seek additional knowledge, dispositions, and performances outside their contact area.
|Administrative License||Licensure Only|
Core Curriculum (21 hours)
Inquiry Studies (3 hours)
Culminating Experience (7 hours)
Option III is also offered as an 18 hour Licensure Only program. This option is designed for applicants who have completed a traditional master’s degree in a teaching field, have a minimum of two year teaching experience and are now seeking advanced study and administrative licensure.
Core Curriculum (15 hours)
Culminating Experience (3 hours)