MA in Teaching for Social Justice: Courses

Whether you start in the fall or winter trimester, the MATS program is a one-year, 36-credit program that includes an engaging classroom internship for the given year in a K-12 classroom. Meanwhile, during weekend intensives with your diverse peers you will explore pedagogy, education policy, literacy development, and strategies for all kinds of learners. The result is an intimate knowledge and experience of teaching in the context of social justice, and an engaged cohort of colleagues as your network to build on. Following are the curricula for starting both in the fall and the winter trimester, as well as a detailed list of courses.

Fall Program Start

Curriculum Total Fall Winter Spring
MATS650 Foundations of Education: Legacies, Culture and Teaching 3 3 credits    
MATS651 Theories of Human Development & Exceptionality 3 3 credits    
MATS652 Pedagogy of Social Justice Seminar 6 3 credits 3 credits  
MATS654 Curriculum & Assessment in Equity Education Seminar 6 3 credits 3 credits  
MATS656 Technology for Educators 1   1 credit  
MATS660 Internship: Teaching for Social Justice Seminar 4 3 credits 3 credits 2 credits
MATS662 Teaching Practices in the Content Area Seminar 6   3 credits 3 credits
MATS664 Applied Research in Equity Education 3     3 credits
TOTAL 36 15 13 8

Winter Program Start

Curriculum Total Winter Spring Fall
MATS650 Foundations of Education: Legacies, Culture and Teaching 3     3 credits
MATS651 Theories of Human Development & Exceptionality 3     3 credits
MATS652 Pedagogy of Social Justice Seminar 6 3 credits   3 credits
MATS654 Curriculum & Assessment in Equity Education Seminar 6 3 credits   3 credits
MATS656 Technology for Educators 1 1 credit    
MATS660 Internship: Teaching for Social Justice Seminar 4 3 credits 2 credits 3 credits
MATS662 Teaching Practices in the Content Area Seminar 6 3 credits 3 credits  
MATS664 Applied Research in Equity Education 3   3 credits  
TOTAL 36 13 8 15