Selected Educational Outcomes

  1. Students in initial teacher education programs demonstrate knowledge of the content that they plan to teach and can explain important principles and concepts delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards.
  2. Students in initial teacher education programs apply content specific pedagogy to the subject area content and demonstrate a broad knowledge of instructional strategies that draws upon content and pedagogical knowledge and skills delineated in professional, state, and institutional standards to help students learn.
  3. Students in initial teacher education programs analyze educational research findings and incorporate new information into their practice.
  4. Students in initial teacher education programs assess and analyze student learning, make appropriate adjustments to instruction, monitor student learning, and have a positive effect on learning for all students.

Examples of Outcome Assessments

  1. Students in initial teacher education programs demonstrate content knowledge through passing the state-required content assessment.
  2. Students in initial teacher education programs demonstrate pedagogical content knowledge and knowledge of evidence-based strategies through development of lesson plans identifying use of research-validated procedures and effective content pedagogy.
  3. Students in initial teacher education programs demonstrate skills in assessment, instructional strategies, use of technology, and monitoring and modifying instruction during observed teaching episodes evaluated by a university supervisor and 4-12 mentor teacher.
  4. Students in initial teacher education programs demonstrate their ability to positively impact P-12 learning through a Teacher Work Sample (TWS).

Prior to admission to any graduate program at Valdosta State University, applicants must first submit a completed application to the Graduate School. A completed application packet includes official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, official test scores (GRE or MAT), completed application form, fee, and any additional program requirements submitted by the admission deadline. To be considered for the preferred term, all required materials must be received by the Graduate School no later than the close of business on the deadline. It is the responsibility of the applicant to allow adequate time for document submission and to ensure receipt of documents.

Go to the Graduate School website and click on Our Programs, then click on Alternative Certification Track for information on:

  • Specific M.A.T. (selected option) Program Admission Requirements
  • M.A.T. (selected option) Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies
  • M.A.T. (selected option) Program Graduation Requirements

To Apply Online, click here

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching with a Major in Agriculture Education

Employed Teacher Track

MGED 2999Entry to the Education Profession0
or SEED 2999 Entry to the Education Profession
MSED 5600Content Teaching Methods of Middle Grades or Secondary Education3
MSED 6001Planning for Middle or Secondary Teaching3
MSED 6002Assessment in Middle or Secondary Education3
MSED 6004Content Area Literacy for Middle and Secondary Teachers3
MSED 6010Employed Teacher Track Internship 13
MSED 6020
MSED 6021
Employed Teacher Track Internship 2
and Clinical Seminar Employed Teacher Track
6
MSED 6000Written and Verbal Communication for Teachers3
MSED 6003Differentiation and Multicultural Education in Middle or Secondary Education3
MSED 6005Educational Philosophy, Law and Ethics3
MSED 6300MAT Capstone3
RSCH 7100Research Methodology in Education3
Total Hours36

Full-Time Student Track

MGED 2999Entry to the Education Profession0
or SEED 2999 Entry to the Education Profession
MSED 6001Planning for Middle or Secondary Teaching3
MSED 6002Assessment in Middle or Secondary Education3
MSED 6004Content Area Literacy for Middle and Secondary Teachers3
MSED 6000Written and Verbal Communication for Teachers3
MSED 6003Differentiation and Multicultural Education in Middle or Secondary Education3
MSED 6005Educational Philosophy, Law and Ethics3
MSED 5700Agriculture Education Methods3
MSED 6100Apprenticeship in Teaching3
MSED 6200
MSED 6201
Student Teaching
and Clinical Seminar Full-time Student Track
6
MSED 6300MAT Capstone3
RSCH 7100Research Methodology in Education3
Total Hours36