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ERIC Number: ED263829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-1
Pages: 38
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Re-examining the Master of Arts in Teaching Program.
Anderson, Philip M.
The Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Brown University is described, along with its evolution and contribution to teacher training. Currently the MAT focuses on preparing teachers of English and Social Studies. Eight courses are required, four in education and four in the academic discipline. The program begins with a 6 and 1/2 week summer session, followed by two semesters of study, one in full-time graduate study and the other primarily in student teaching. Practice teaching is 16-18 weeks, during which the student is assigned to a cooperating teacher and is responsible for two of the teacher's classes on a full-time basis. Admission to the MAT program is competitive. All 16 students in the 1982-1983 class graduated from private liberal arts institutions. Reasons given by the 10 female and 6 male students for pursuing teaching included the opportunity to continue interests in subject matter after college and interest in adolescents. Reasons for selecting the Brown University program included: the prospect of doing graduate study in the major (English); the program at Brown University had fewer number of education courses required; the prospect of immediate teaching in the summer laboratory school; and the school's placement record. MATs and certification trends are also discussed. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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