Teaching (M.A.T.) - Secondary Education (45 hrs.)

Teaching (M.A.T.) - Secondary Education (45 hrs.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2019 through summer 2020. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

After completion of the required program coursework (including student teaching), content competencies (if applicable), and the passing of licensure tests, the graduate of this program would be eligible for a VA state teaching license.

Initial Education Core Courses
EDUC 500Learning Theory3
EDUC 504Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDUC 521Foundations of Exceptionality3
EDUC 606Tests and Measurements3
Secondary Education Cognate
EDUC 539Current Issues in Content Areas 13
EDUC 625Content Instructional Procedures3
Choose three credit hours of the following: 13
EDUC Elective 2,3
Methods of Teaching Writing Across the Curriculum
Second Language Acquisition 3
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Teaching Science in the Middle School 1
Teaching Social Studies in the Middle School 1
Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School 1
Teaching Literacy in the Middle School 1
Curriculum and Methods for Effective Instruction
Education Elective Courses
Education Elective 43
Education Elective 43
Education Elective 43
Professional Courses
EDUC 571Curriculum Fundamentals 53
EDUC 588Practicum in Education I: External0
EDUC 59_Student Teaching 5,6,73
EDUC 623Principles of Behavior Management3
EDUC 656Teaching Content Area Reading3
EDUC 688Practicum in Education II: External0
Total Hours45


  • Refer to the Content Competency Chart. Competencies must be met prior to student teaching.
  • Candidates seeking licensure as 6-12 or K-12 teachers should have completed a bachelor's degree with a major in the teaching endorsement, or a degree in a related field with courses similar to that required for a bachelor's degree in the teaching endorsement. Candidates must document a minimum of 30 semester hours of content courses including each of the competencies listed for the endorsement. [See Content Competencies for subject area.] In addition, candidates must successfully complete the appropriate Praxis Subject Assessment in the area of endorsement prior to student teaching.

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 45 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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