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A New Pathway for the Preparation of Highly Qualified Teachers: The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
Action in Teacher Education
  • Donna M. Post, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Kevin C. Wise, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • Bill Henk, Marquette University
  • John D. McIntyre, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
  • R. Keith Hillkirkm, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Document Type
Article
Language
eng
Format of Original
9 p.
Publication Date
7-1-2004
Publisher
Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Disciplines
Abstract
This article reports on the development and initial implementation of a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree, an accelerated graduate program that encourages and scaffolds individuals with existing disciplinary expertise in entering the teaching profession. First, the context for developing the program is outlined. Next, the unique structure of the 15-month program, which consists of three blocks, is described. Expectations about students are then shared, quality control features of the program are highlighted, and the lessons we learned about program development and implementation are detailed. Finally, thoughts about the future of this program and others of its type are shared based upon our experience.
Comments

Accepted version. Action in Teacher Education, Vol. 26, No. 2 (Summer 2004): 24-32. DOI. © Taylor & Francis (Routledge) 2004. Used with permission.

William (Bill) Hank was affiliated with Southern Illinois University at the time of publication.

Citation Information
Donna M. Post, Kevin C. Wise, Bill Henk, John D. McIntyre, et al.. "A New Pathway for the Preparation of Highly Qualified Teachers: The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)" Action in Teacher Education (2004) ISSN: 0162-6620
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_henk/6/