Single Subject Track

Required Courses

Required courses consist of MALT 601 - MALT 652 and include Student Teaching MALT 653A and MALT 653B, with the option of MALT 654 Internship. Please speak to an advisor regarding internship option requirements. 

MALT 601 Foundations of Learning (3 Credits)

Introduction to the field of education; its history, major philosophies, socio-cultural context, diversity, pedagogy, educational psychology, legal issues, and educational reform. Integrates traditional educational thinking with culturally relevant perspectives based on current research on practice.

MALT 611 Foundations of Literacies (3 Credits)

Examines the relationship between language, power, and signifying practices from the perspective that literacies are multiple, distinctive, situated social practices. Considers the role of oral language, critical literacy, and situated literacy in a linguistically and culturally diverse society. 

MALT 602 Single Subject Methods I: Critical Pedagogy and Instructional Design (3 Credits)

Engages candidates in the creation of culturally responsive curricula with an understanding that diversity differences affect learning. Teacher candidates investigate effective and meaningful instruction and assessments based on subject matter knowledge, content standards, and use of technology through the theoretical lens of social justice and critical theory. 
Prerequisite: MALT 601. 

MALT 604 Single Subject Methods II: Literacies for Diverse Learners (3 Credits)

This course examines factors related to classroom-based work with at-risk learners, including ELL’s, special needs students and others whose profiles require care. Topics include language development, assessment, curriculum development, leadership, and research based on the needs of such learners. A critical theory lens is adopted in viewing relevant critical issues.  
Prerequisites: MALT 601 and MALT 602. 

MALT 606 Single Subject Methods III: Content Area Teaching (3 Credits)

Development of methodology and strategies related to curriculum and instructional methods, assessment and diagnostic strategies pertaining to the content areas in secondary schools. Focus includes inclusive teaching, content area literacy and assessment methodology through the theoretical orientation of critical theory. Field experience required. 
Prerequisites: MALT 601, MALT 602, and MALT 604. 

MALT 608 Single Subject Methods IV: Content Area Literacy and Assessment (3 Credits)

Explores principles, and practices related to curriculum design, assessment and methods applicable to candidates’ content areas. Candidates apply curricular and assessment design principles, investigate specific content-area literacy strategies, and apply micro-teaching approaches. Formative and summative assessments explored relative to subject area. A critical theory lens embraces course content. 
Prerequisite: MALT 601, MALT 602, MALT 604, and MALT 606.

MALT 610A Foundations of Inquiry: Research, Assessment, and Evaluation in Schools (3 Credits)

Equips beginning researchers with the tools to conduct meaningful teacher research to inform classroom practice. Educational research is evaluated to understand the relationship between theory and practice when conducting inquiry. This is one of two courses for the MALT program capstone experience.

MALT 610B Foundations of Inquiry: From Inquiry to Action (3 Credits)

Completion of an inquiry-based project from MALT 610A that includes a research proposal, questions, research design, plan, and appropriate form of publication. Research agendas connect coursework to relevant community issues while emphasizing an exploration of a teacher-researcher identity.
Prerequisite: MALT 610A.

MALT 652 Teaching Seminar (2 Credits)

Culmination of the Teacher Credential Program. Consists of a series of topics designed to further develop candidates’ professional preparation. Serves also as a summary of course and field experience. Provides time for candidates to link theory to daily practice and prepares them for seeking a position in a school district. 
Prerequisites for Single Subject: MALT 601, MALT 602, MALT 604, MALT 606, MALT 608, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed.
Prerequisites for Multiple Subject: MALT 601, MALT 603, MALT 605, MALT 607, MALT 609, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed.
Co-requisite: MALT 653A and MALT 653B (or MALT 654).

MALT 653A Student Teaching I (5 Credits)

Supervised classroom experiences in Pre–K through grade 12. Full-day student teaching required for even weeks, constituting a full-time job. Student teaching placements are arranged prior to student teaching by the Director of Field Experiences. 
Prerequisites for Single Subject: MALT 601, MALT 602, MALT 604, MALT 606, MALT 608, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Prerequisites for Multiple Subject: MALT 601, MALT 603, MALT 605, MALT 607, MALT 609, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Co-requisite: MALT 652.

MALT 653B Student Teaching II (5 Credits)

Supervised classroom experiences in Pre–K through grade 12. Full-day student teaching required for even weeks, constituting a full-time job. Student teaching placements are arranged prior to student teaching by the Director of Field Experiences. 
Prerequisites for Single Subject: MALT 601, MALT 602, MALT 604, MALT 606, MALT 608, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Prerequisites for Multiple Subject: MALT 601, MALT 603, MALT 605, MALT 607, MALT 609, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Co-requisite: MALT 652.

MALT 654 Internship (13 Credits)

The Internship Program is an eighteen-week placement, supervised weekly in a public school classroom. Open for application to those who have earned a bachelor’s degree and have passed both the CBEST and the applicable CSET or an approved waiver program. Separate internship application required. 
Prerequisites for Single Subject: MALT 601, MALT 602, MALT 604, MALT 606, MALT 608, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Prerequisites for Multiple Subject: MALT 601, MALT 603, MALT 605, MALT 607, MALT 609, TPA I and TPA II passed, and all CSETs passed. 
Co-requisite: MALT 652.