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1 OAKLAND UNIVERSITY + TEACH FOR AMERICA ALTERNATIVE TEACHER CERTIFICATION

2 WHAT IS THE OU PROGRAM? OU is consistently chosen as one of US News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, OU was named the top teacher preparation institution by the Michigan Department of Education in 2007 and has been ranked exemplary every year since. Certification Track (18 months): course option that will enable corps members to meet the requirements for the State of Michigan’s interim teaching certification. Certification + MAT Track (24 months): Corps members may choose to complete 2 additional courses to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in addition to meeting the requirements for the State of Michigan’s interim teaching certification. Corps members pursuing this track will be eligible for professional teaching certification. For either track, students will need to complete a third year of teaching. Corps members interested in professional certification will also need to complete a 3 credit reading course.

3 PROGRAM OUTLINE: MATEE Oakland University Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Experimental Elementary Education Program for TFA Schedule and Sequence Effective Fall 2013 *Sequencing of courses is subject to minor changes depending on instructor availability. TermCourse #Course Title Credit Hours *See note TD 506 Health Curriculum at the Elementary & Middle Level *(Offered as an on-line course only may be taken anytime 1 Year 1 Fall TD 530Managing the Classroom Environment of & for Diverse Learners 3 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Winter TD 521Instructional Design & Assessment 4 RDG 502Foundations of Reading 4 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Summer 1 TD 516Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics 4 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Summer 2 SE 500The Exceptional Student 2 IST 535Instructional Systems Technology Applications in Elementary Education 2 Year 2 Fall TD 513Teaching Elementary and Middle School Science 4 RDG 503Reading and Language Arts Instruction 4 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Winter TD 514Teaching Elementary and Middle School Social Studies 4 TD 510Teaching Fitness/Wellbeing in K-8 2 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 TD 515Integrating the Arts into the Elementary Classroom 2 TD 555Internship and Seminar in Elementary Education (TD 555 waived for TFA students) 8 Recommendation for Teacher Certification (TFA certification credits) 49 (41) Required Courses for Master’s Degree Summer EST 601Introduction to Educational Studies 3 EST 609Collaborative Action Research 3 Master of Arts (all courses must be completed in six years)50 (42) Five credits of internship seminar is effective beginning with the cohort and future cohorts.

4 PROGRAM OUTLINE: MATSE Oakland University Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Experimental Secondary Education Program for TFA Schedule and Sequence Effective Fall 2013 Sequencing of courses is subject to minor changes depending on instructor availability. TermCourse #Course TitleAlternative Route Year 1 Fall TD 530Managing the Classroom Environment of and for Diverse Learners 3 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Winter TD 522Instructional Design and Assessment Secondary 3 TD 528Secondary Teaching Methods 3 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Summer 1 RDG 538Guided Reading- Learning in Content Subjects 4 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Summer 2 TD 501Learning Theory: Cognitive & Effective Development of Adolescence 3 IST 630Workshop in Educational Software and Related Technologies 2 Year 2 Fall TD 500Introduction to School and Society 2 SE 521Serving Students with Special Needs in Education 3 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Winter TD 519Issues of Equity in the Schools 3 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 TD 559Internship in Secondary Education (TD 559 Waived for TFA Students) 10 Recommendation for Teacher Certification 41 (31) Required Courses for Master’s Degree Winter EST 601Introduction to Educational Studies 4 Summer 1 EST 609Collaborative Action Research 4 Total HoursMaster of Arts (all courses must be completed in six years)49 (39) Five credits of internship seminar is effective beginning with the cohort and future cohorts.

5 PROGRAM OUTLINE: MATSE K-12 FOREIGN LANGUAGE Oakland University Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Experimental Secondary Education Program for TFA Schedule and Sequence Effective Fall 2013 Sequencing of courses is subject to minor changes depending on instructor availability. Five credits of internship seminar is effective beginning with the cohort and future cohorts. TermCourse #Course TitleAlternative Route Year 1 Fall TD 530Managing the Classroom Environment of and for Diverse Learners 3 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Winter TD 522Instructional Design and Assessment Secondary 3 RDG 538Guided Reading- Learning in Content Subjects 4 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Summer 1 TD 528 or EST 511 Secondary Teaching Methods 3 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 IST 630Workshop in Educational Software and Related Technologies 2 Summer 2 TD 501Learning Theory: Cognitive & Effective Development of Adolescence 3 Year 2 Fall TD 500Introduction to School and Society 2 SE 521Serving Students with Special Needs in Education 3 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Winter TD 519Issues of Equity in the Schools 3 EST 510Foreign Language Teaching Methods (Elem & Middle School) 3 TD 556Internship Seminar 1 Recommendation for Teacher Certification 34 Required Courses for Master’s Degree Winter EST 601Introduction to Educational Studies 4 Summer 1 EST 609 Collaborative Action Research 4 Master of Arts (all courses must be completed in six years)42 *Elementary assignments will substitute TD 521 for TD 522 and TD 530 will be taken with the elementary cohort.

6 LOCATIONS Classes will be held in locations centrally located within Detroit Most courses will be held at the Riverview Institute, 7733 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit Locations chosen will have parking, security, good classroom space, vending machines and other amenities of value to the adult learner

7 CLASS DAYS & TIMES Cohorts will attend courses two days per week Courses will typically run from 5:30pm-8:30pm Classes will be offered as hybrid or online where possible

8 OAKLAND UNIVERSITY MENTORS Oakland University Mentors will work with each TFA corps member throughout their classroom experience Mentors will meet with corps members and observe them in their classroom Mentors will be educators with urban teaching experience, providing a valuable resource of knowledge

9 INTERIM CERTIFICATION (90 DAY LETTER) Oakland University will provide your interim certification after all required documentation has been received Complete application Official transcript(s) Blood borne pathogens certificate (copy will be provided by TFA) CPR certificate (copy will be provided by TFA)

10 ACADEMIC COORDINATOR & ADMINISTRATIVE COORDINATOR Dr. Michael MacDonald Academic Coordinator Donna Rich Administrative Coordinator Dr. Emery Petchauer Mentor Coordinator

11 APPLICATION PROCESS Apply online at Submit your resume Submit MTTC scores Request official transcripts be sent directly to the OU graduate admissions office

12 FINANCIAL AID File FAFSA – Check OU and SAIL regularly Prior Loans Teacher Loan Forgiveness – Contact us at: Student Financial Services 2200 North Squirrel Road, 120 North Foundation Hall Rochester, MI Telephone: Website: oakland.edu/financialaid

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