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Why Choose the Master of Arts in Teaching?
Ready to make an impact as a teacher? The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed
for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education, who have
no formal teacher training and wish to enter the rewarding profession of teaching.
The program is a great fit for individuals wanting to change careers or for recent
Teacher Certification Options
Graduates of the MAT program are eligible for teacher certification in general education
or special education.
- Early childhood (Pre-K to grade 3)
- Elementary education (grades 1 to 6)
- Secondary education (grades 7 to 12)
- Earth-space science
- History/social studies
- World languages (Pre-K to grade 12) in French or Spanish
- Infant/primary special education (birth to grade 3)
- Elementary/middle special education (grades 1 to 8)
- Secondary/adult education (grades 6 to 12)
About Our Students
Teresa Valverde says the faculty are one of the greatest strengths of the MAT program.
“Faculty shaped the content in every course to reflect diversity and promote an inclusive
environment, which is exactly what we want to create in the classroom ...”Read her story
MAT Program Options
You chose the option that works best for you and earn your degree in-person or online.
Available for general education only. The One-Year option requires a full-time commitment to courses and internship. Part-Time internship is
required during the fall term; a full-time internship is completed in the spring term.
This option is completed in four terms, and begins only in the summer.
Available for general education and special education. The Part-Time option requires a minimum of two years to complete. Students may begin this option in any
term. Late afternoon and evening courses are offered each term. The final fall and
spring terms require a full-time commitment to courses and internship. Part-Time internship
is required during the fall term; a full-time internship is completed in the final
Available for all options. A fully online program is available for all certification
areas offered by the MAT. If you are interested in completing the program online and
currently work for a school system, you can inquire about eligibility for a reduced tuition rate.