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Master of Arts in Teaching

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Mount St. Mary's University's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is unique because it is tailored for the prospective teacher who holds an undergraduate degree in a major other than education.

The MAT degree makes it possible to transition into teaching as a profession.

Admission Requirements & Application

Individuals wishing to apply for admission in the MAT program must submit:

  • Completed application; Apply online

  • Nonrefundable $35 application fee; Checks made payable to Mount St. Mary's University

  • Undergraduate transcript(s) from an accredited four-year institution

  • Two letters of recommendation; Download guidelines

  • Praxis 1-Academic Skills Assessment Maryland qualifying scores (or other equivalent such as SAT, GRE, GMAT, ACT). In addition, certain secondary candidates must submit qualifying scores for PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Maryland passing scores

  • Admission portfolio

*For foreign language a writing sample and language proficiency interview are required.

*When taking Praxis exams, please designate Mount St. Mary’s University (use college code 5421) as well as the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) (code R7403) as score recipients. If the student plans to teach in a state other than Maryland, it is the student’s responsibility to research the specific certification requirements of that state.

Application fee, transcript(s) and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Graduate Programs in Education
Mount St. Mary's University
School of Education and Human Services
Archbishop Borders Hall
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Program Details

This 36 credit program is unique in that it provides an educational foundation for a professional to transition into the teaching career.

M.A.T. programs include certifications in one of the following areas:

  • Art Education

  • Elementary Education (grades 1-6)

  • Elementary/Special Education

  • Music Education

  • Secondary Education (grades 7-12)

Students are responsible for ensuring that all of the following graduation requirements have been satisfied:

  • Completion of 36 graduate hours: including core courses, electives and independent research

  • A cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

  • Completion of course work within the five-year time limit

Requests for time extensions must be submitted in writing and may be granted at the sole discretion of the program director. No foreign language or comprehensive examination is required.

The program also requires two internship placements. Internship I requires 20 days in classroom. Internship II requires a 15-week semester of student teaching.

Applications are accepted year-round. Classes begin in spring, summer, and fall.

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