CMAT - MAT Certification


DRAFT 2016-2017 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

This catalog becomes effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for a PDF version of the current 2015-16 Catalog,
as well as for PDF versions of past catalogs.



Course Descriptions

CMAT 5000 Teaching in a Diverse Society (3)

Students explore issues in teaching in a multicultural setting, examining the implications of diverse student populations and emphasizing values and beliefs about learning and teaching. The course explores the historical and philosophical foundations of education, focusing on the implications for current diverse classrooms. Students will examine traditional and contemporary philosophies in their historical context and discuss the impact of these on student and teacher roles, curriculum, assessment and instruction, and classroom organization and management.

Embedded in this course is a required 30-hour field experience to be completed at The Soulard School.

CMAT 5010 Curriculum Theory, Development and Assessment (3)

This foundation course is an overview of important educational theories. It is designed to examine global curriculum theories and practices and to analyze current educational issues through reading, writing, discussing and presenting ideas. Individuals explore historical perspectives, philosophical theories, and sociologic influences related to contemporary educational concerns. This course will also focus on how to develop curriculum plans that effectively teach all levels of students. Participants will learn how to write lesson plans and unit plans following School of Education guidelines that focus on rationale, description of learners and setting, accommodations for diversity, selection of appropriate goals and objectives, and pre-, during-, and post- assessment of learner's knowledge throughout the unit, as well as unit assessment of learner outcomes. Participants will learn to describe what P-12 students need to know and be able to perform by the end of the unit and will develop a daily general schedule for the lessons included. Participants will learn how to apply research from a variety of resources including print and media and will explore the multifaceted ways for using technology in the classroom. By the end of the course participants will understand how curriculum theory and practice affect the classroom and be able to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses as a teacher of P-12 students. Prerequisite: CMAT 5000.

CMAT 5015 Differentiated Instruction and Assessment (3)

Based on curriculum theories of assessment, models will be developed for quality assessment using reliability and validity. Summative and formative assessments will be developed, based on student learning and meeting national, state, and organization standards; performance assessment, including teacher-work samples and portfolio assessment will be studied. Qualitative and quantitative measures of evaluation will also be described. Various methods of documenting assessments will be applied. Methods for creating and measuring student dispositions will be developed. In addition, strategies to promote the social and academic integration of all students in the general education classroom will be provided. Topics include the following: inclusive education philosophy and research, tiered academic intervention (RTI), collaborative practices, roles and responsibilities, parent collaboration and communication, curriculum adaptations, differentiated instruction and positive behavior supports. Prerequisite: CMAT 5010 or SOCS 5760.

CMAT 5020 Inquiry Methods for STEM and Social Studies (3)

Utilizing an inquiry-based approach to the study of science and social studies, this course helps teachers acquire the skills necessary to teach history, politics, geography and economics; using the tools of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students will develop an understanding of the integrative approach to social studies teaching and the application of inquiry-based methodologies. A core principle of the course is to model problem based and project based approaches to teaching in the contemporary classroom. Throughout the course students will explore the dynamic and rich ways in which inquiry based social studies form the basis of effective reading, writing, problem solving and citizenship. This course embeds fieldwork, field trips and lock-in experiences.

CMAT 5030 Topics in Content Area Studies (1-3)

Utilizing an experiential and self-guided approach to content area learning, candidates will engage in learning and development in their subject area. Candidates will be given an opportunity to check their content knowledge. Depending on their need for content area subjects, they will choose this course as needed. 

CMAT 5035 Topics in K-12 Student Development and Learning (3)

Candidates will examine a specific topic(s) related to the emotional and cognitive development of K-12 grade students or an aspect of classroom management and learning strategies. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite: CMAT 5000. 

CMAT 5090 Practicum: Elementary School (3)

The focus of this practicum is observation and participation in classrooms in an elementary school setting. Practicum occurs near the end of the candidate's program of study and may only be taken when the candidate has completed the majority of their program.  Filing of appropriate forms must be completed one semester prior to placement, by the posted deadline. Private, public and parochial district placements will be made in the St. Louis County and/or St. Louis City areas.

CMAT 5091 Apprentice Teaching: Elementary School (9)

Teacher certification students only. This course is meant for students seeking certification in elementary school education. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisites: CMAT 5090 with B or better and all required courses must be completed. The state-required Content Area exam must also have been passed by the student in order to register for CMAT 5091. Private, public and parochial district placements will be made in the St. Louis County and/or St. Louis City areas. Concurrent registration in the Apprentice Teaching seminar in required.

CMAT 5096 Apprentice Teaching Seminar (1)

This seminar will help students in their apprentice teaching focus on multiple factors affecting their class-room experiences, student interactions and curriculum (including planning, classroom organization and structure, unit and lesson planning, and student assessment) through the creation of a Teacher Work Sample. The course is designed to better prepare each student to meet the MoSTEP Standards.  The seminar is a concurrent registration with the appropriate apprentice teaching course. Prerequisites: CMAT 5090 or CMAT 5094 with B or better, and all required courses must be completed.

CMAT 5100 Practicum: Middle School Language Arts (3) 

This practicum is in a middle school setting for 135 hours in a classroom involving observations, lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum, students must make formal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 15th in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start
of practicum.

CMAT 5102 Practicum: Middle School Science (3)

This practicum is in a middle school setting for 135 hours in a classroom involving observations, lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum, students must make formal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 15th in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start of practicum.

CMAT 5103 Practicum: Middle School Social Science (3)

This practicum is in a middle school setting for 135 hours in a classroom involving observations, lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum, students must make formal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 15th in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start
of practicum.

CMAT 5104 Practicum: Secondary English (2)

This practicum is in a secondary setting for 90 hours in a classroom involving observations, lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum, students must make formal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 15th in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start of practicum.

CMAT 5105 Practicum: Secondary Mathematics (2)

This practicum is in a secondary school setting for 90 hours in a classroom involving observations, lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum. students must make formal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 15th in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start
of practicum.

CMAT 5106 Practicum: Secondary Social Science (2)

This practicum is in a secondary school setting for 90 hours in a classroom involving observations, lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum, students must make formal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 15th in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start
of practicum.

CMAT 5107 Practicum: Secondary Unified Science: Biology (2)

This practicum is in a secondary school setting for 90 hours in a classroom involving observations, lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum, students must make formal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 15th in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start
of practicum.

CMAT 5108 Practicum: Art K-12 (2)

This practicum is in a middle school setting for 90 hours in a classroom involving observations, lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum, students must make formal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching
and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 15th in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start of practicum.

CMAT 5109 Practicum: French K-12 (2)

This practicum is in a middle school setting for 90 hours in a classroom involving observations. lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum, students must make formal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 15th in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start
of practicum.

CMAT 5110 Practicum: German K-12 (2)

This practicum is in a middle school setting for 90 hours in a classroom involving observations, lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum, students must make formal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching
and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 15th in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start of practicum.

CMAT 5111 Practicum: Spanish K-12 (2)

This practicum is in a school setting for 90 hours in a classroom involving observations, lesson planning and teaching. A schedule of when the teacher candidate is in the classroom is established in conjunction with the cooperating teacher. To enroll in a practicum, students must make fonnal application to the Office of Apprentice Teaching and Field Experience. Practicum applications for spring placements are due by September 151h in Tk20. Practicum applications for fall are due by February 15th in Tk20. Five of nine assignments in Passport 2 must be completed before the start of practicum.

CMAT 5170 Classroom and Behavioral Management (3)

This course introduces classroom management and behavior management strategies for today's classroom. It is designed to offer pre-service teachers an opportunity to investigate current research-based techniques that are considered "best practices". This course is designed to meet Standard # 5 of the Missouri Standards for the Preparation of Educators, which states, "The teacher uses an understanding of individual/group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages active engagement in learning, positive social interaction and self-motivation." (MoSPE Standards & Quality Indicators).

CMAT 5199 Secondary Seminar (1)

This seminar will help students in the secondary practicum focus on multiple factors affecting curriculum including planning, classroom organizations and structure, lesson planning, and student evaluation. The course is designed to better prepare each student to meet the MoSPE Standards within the context of the content being addressed. This course is for students seeking secondary certification and must be taken concurrent with practicum.

CMAT 5200 Apprentice Teaching: Middle School Language Arts (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5100, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5201 Apprentice Teaching: Middle School Mathematics (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5101, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5202 Apprentice Teaching: Middle School Science (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5102, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5203 Apprentice Teaching: Middle School Social Science (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5103, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5204 Apprentice Teaching: Secondary English (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5104, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5205 Apprentice Teaching: Secondary Mathematics (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5105, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5206 Apprentice Teaching: Secondary Social Science (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5106, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5207 Apprentice Teaching: Secondary Unified Science: Biology (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5107, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5208 Apprentice Teaching: Art K-12 (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5108, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5209 Apprentice Teaching: French K-12 (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5109, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5210 Apprentice Teaching: German K-12 (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5111, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5211 Apprentice Teaching: Spanish K-12 (9)

Teacher certification students only. The apprentice teaching experience is an intensive, full semester field experience in which students are provided the opportunity to instruct under the expert supervision of university supervisors and cooperating teachers. Prerequisite: B or better in CMAT 5106, approved application one semester prior.

CMAT 5505 Psychological Foundations of Education (3)

This course explores the interaction of developmental and educational psychology. Learning, cognition, motivation, personality, and emotions are examined in an effort to see the child as a whole person functioning in the school environment Theories of development and learning theory are interrelated and integrated with observations of children and adolescents and discussions of educational applications. Intracultural and intercultural variations in development are examined.