MAT Field Experiences

The Master of Arts in Secondary Education program provides interns with intensive high school field experience during both the fall and spring semesters.

Campus Program

Fall Semester High School Field Experience

Phase 1: September - October
  • Assigned partnership teacher in discipline area
  • 3 mornings per week (including Wednesday), 3 hours each day
  • Observe, assist, tutor, teach mini-lessons, teach 3 x 90 minute lessons
Phase 2: October-December
  • 5 mornings per week, 3 hours each day
  • Develop teaching skills to be able to take responsibility for teaching one block - 10/17 - 12/7
  • Need to have 2 weeks worth of plans developed and approved prior to taking over responsibility for teaching one block
Full-time Spring Internship: January-April
  • Full time internship in placement site
  • 5 full days
  • Assume responsibility for teaching two blocks
  • Phase out of teaching two blocks (end of March) continue to teach one block
  • Observation and assisting in an ESL setting

Online Program

Fall Semester High School Field Experience

  • Regular classroom observations and school visits are expected
  • Schedule is determined at the start of the semester and offers full-time professionals flexibility for school visits

Full-time Spring Internship: January-April

  • Full time internship in placement site
  • 5 full days
  • Assume responsibility for teaching two blocks
  • Phase out of teaching two blocks (end of March) continue to teach one block
  • Observation and assisting in an ESL setting

Previous MAT Intern Placement School Sites for Campus Program

  • 2014-2015 Placement Schools:
    Dixon High School, E. Ashley High School, Heide Trask High School, New Hanover High School, N. Brunswick High School, Southwest High School, and Topsail High School.
  • 2013-2014 Placement Schools:
    Heide Trask Sr. High School, New Hanover High School, North Brunswick H.S., E. Ashley High School
  • 2012-2013 Placement Schools:
    E.Ashley High School, New Hanover High School, Topsail High School
  • 2011-2012 Placement Schools:
    E. Ashley High School, New Hanover High School, Topsail High School
  • 2010-2011 Placement Schools:
    Heide Trask Sr. High School, New Hanover High School, Topsail High School