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Education MAT Initial Certification Core Requirements

The MAT degree has a 21 semester hour course core and 9 student teaching hours (30 hours total)

MAT Course Rotation


  • ED 506A Curriculum Building OR
  • ED 536 Instructional Models
  • ED 534 Learning Theory OR
  • ED 519 Literacy Across the Content Areas
  • ED 533 Assessment OR
  • ED 522 Reflective Practitioner AND
  • ED 526 Student Teaching


  • ED 536 Instructional Models OR
  • ED 506A Curriculum Building
  • ED 519 Literacy Across the Content Area OR
  • ED 534 Learning Theory
  • ED 560G Motivation to Learn OR
  • ED 522 Reflective Practitioner AND
  • ED 526 Student Teaching


Courses vary based on analysis of candidate course needs and will include a practicum in May and June in a classroom to give the candidate practical experience prior to the student teaching semester.

Upon satisfactory completion of the program and upon submitting evidence of having achieved a level of performance satisfactory to the Delaware State Department of Education, graduates receive the M.A.T. and initial certification in secondary education for grades 7-12 in their content area. Graduates of the program are eligible for DE certification at the highly qualified level for the subject in which they are prepared.

Because of the brevity of the MAT program, a grade of Incomplete will not normally be given in any of the courses. MAT degree candidates are expected to complete the work for each course in the semester in which it is taken for credit.