MAT Multiple Subject Program
Students in the MAT Multiple Subject Program graduate with the skills and licensure to teach all grade levels and content areas within the elementary school curriculum.
The MAT Multiple Subject Program takes 14 months to complete, and runs annually from late June to the following July. Students who complete the program graduate with both a master's degree and teaching credential.
MULTIPLE SUBJECT CURRICULUM
The multiple subject curriculum, including its fieldwork components, is designed around the MAT program’s Five Core Commitments: Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas; Equity; Understanding Learners and Learning; Learning from Practice; and Leadership.
Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas is particularly challenging for multiple subject candidates because of the need to develop pedagogical content knowledge across disciplines and grade levels. Recognizing this challenge, the MAT curriculum provides extended opportunities to develop discipline-specific pedagogical practices in several content areas, such as a sequence of two mathematics and science methods courses. Candidates learn how to provide Equitable instruction through courses focused on differentiating instruction for diverse learners, including, exceptional learners and English language learners, while simultaneously engaging in fieldwork experiences in which they work collaboratively with mentor teachers to design and implement rigorous curriculum accessible to all students. Through both coursework and field based assignments, candidates broaden their theories of Learners and Learning, recognizing the social, cultural, developmental and contextual nature of learning and the unique resources learners bring to bear on their learning. The program helps candidates cultivate an inquiry stance to Learn from Practice through a 3-quarter course sequence focused on exploring and reflecting on dilemmas of practice arising in student teaching, developing researchable questions, and conducting a field-site inquiry project. Throughout the program, dispositions and practices associated with Leadership are fostered through an emphasis on professionalism, collaboration, innovation and political agency.
Summer ONe (Session 1)
374 (4) Child Development and Learning
241 (2) Children’s Sense Making in Science
230 (4) The History and Culture of Schooling in the United States
Total (10 quarter units)
Summer one (Session 2)
202 (4) Outcomes of Schooling/Student Assessment
364 (2) Instructional Design and Education Technology for the Elementary School Classroom
323A (2) Curriculum and Methods for Elementary School Science
347 (4) Culture, Diversity and Educational Equity
Total (12 quarter units)
301 (2) Directed Elementary Field Experiences in Diverse Schools
320 (4) Teaching Physical and Health Education in Elementary School
322A (4) Curriculum and Methods for Elementary School Mathematics
323B (2) Curriculum and Methods for Elementary School Science
326 (4) Curriculum and Methods for Elementary Reading
362(4) Curriculum and Methods for Elementary English Language Arts and English Language Development
Total (20 quarter units)
304 (8) Student Teaching in the Elementary School OR
306 (8) Supervised Teaching in Bilingual Education
348A (2) Educational Equity and the Exceptional Learner
322B (4) Curriculum and Methods for Elementary School Mathematics
325 (2) Teaching the Visual and Performing Arts in Elementary School
246(4) Teaching Investigation: Identifying Dilemmas of Practice
Total (20 quarter units)
304 (12) Student Teaching in the Elementary School OR
306 (12) Supervised Teaching in Bilingual Education
359 (4) Curriculum and Methods for Elementary School Social Science and Information Literacy
348B (2) Educational Equity and the Exceptional Learner
247(4) Teaching Investigation: Exploring the Dilemmas of Practice
Total (22 quarter units)
248 (4) Understanding Teacher Agency
243 (2) The Policy Environment of Teaching
Total (6 quarter units)
View the MAT Multiple Subject Program Handbook
Interested in a Bilingual Pathway?
Learn more about the Multiple Subject Program's Bilingual Authorization Program (BAP), new to the UCI School of Education in 2021!
Multiple Subject Candidate Testimonials
Learn more about the Multiple Subject Program from recent Multiple Subject candidates!
Karina Baeza ’22
Marey Hernandez ’21
Natalia Chacon Arias ’21
Audrey Lee ’22
Evelyn Gomez Pulido ’22
Lauren Severance ’22
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