This course must be taken during an orientation day prior to the first semester of enrollment in the M.A. in Teaching program. This course introduces new candidates to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to being successful in the M.A.T. program. Candidates will gain an understanding of the conceptual framework that guides the program and review important elements of the M.A.T. program handbook, including Standards of Conduct for South Carolina educators, field experience policies and procedures, and an introduction to Assisting Developing and Evaluating Professional Teaching (ADEPT). The orientation is scheduled during the first days of Fall and Spring semesters. A program orientation fee is charged. (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading). Prerequisite: Admission to the M.A.T. program.