Webster's MAT in elementary education degree program provides a strong knowledge base of content, child development, and current research that supports best practices in elementary education. The degree emphasizes the principles and practices of inquiry-based and cooperative learning differentiated instruction, and culturally responsive teaching.
This graduate degree program is designed to provide the foundation for teacher preparation leading to initial Missouri teacher certification in Elementary Education.
Learner Goals and Outcomes
The goals of the MAT in elementary education are to cultivate graduates who are:
- Knowledgeable Learners.
- Candidates in the Elementary MAT will understand and demonstrate basic knowledge of many disciplines
- Candidates will illustrate connections through innovative curriculum that helps their students develop confidence as learners.
- Reflective Educators.
Candidates will demonstrate their ability to collaborate with colleagues, students, and families in schools and communities to support student learning.
- Informed Instructors.
Candidates will create curriculum and assessment based through best educational theory, practices and research so that students are motivated to learn and have the academic, social, and technological tools to deal with an ever-changing world.
- Responsive Educators.
Candidates will appreciate and respond to student diversity needs and developmental stages of each student and take action to create a positive, productive learning community that celebrates the collective talents and cultures.