Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree is an accelerated teacher licensure program that leads to initial teacher certification in a designated content area and a master’s degree. It is designed for those already holding an undergraduate degree and interested in becoming a secondary school teacher. Content areas include: Math, Life Science, Physical Science, English, Social Studies, and World Languages.
The MAT program prepares graduates for teaching positions at the secondary school level (grades 7-12). Our faculty have expertise in a variety of educational disciplines and contexts, from Social Studies and STEM Education to rural and urban school settings.
Timeline and program delivery
The MAT can be completed full-time in as short as 15 months, May term through the end of the following Summer term. The program can also be completed full or part time on an individual schedule and started any semester. A full-time May to Summer program of study would include:
Initial summer term -
EHD501 - Social Context of Education (offered online)
EHD504 - Teaching and Assessing for Student Learning (offered online)
SED500 - Adapting Instruction for Students with Disabilities (offered online)
EHD511 - Classroom Based Prevention and Intervention (offered online)
Fall term -
EHD657 - Educational Practicum (in-school setting)
Content Methods - one of ESS441, ESC452, EMA405, MLC466, ERL440 (on-campus evening class)
Spring term -
EHD693 - Educational Internship (in-school setting)
EDT520 - Technology in Education (offered online)
Final summer term -
ERL537 - Literacy Across the Curriculum (offered online)
As well as 6-credit hours of content specific coursework. Content coursework can be completed online or on-campus depending on campus offerings.
The MAT path of study will result in 24 credit hours of education requirements, 6 credit hours of content requirements, and 6 credit hours of student teaching.
Applications are processed through the University of Maine Graduate School. A bachelor’s degree, 3.0 GPA, three letters of recommendation, and passing Praxis I score are required for admission to the MAT. For applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 applying, please attach a brief essay detailing your suitability for the program including explaining any extenuating circumstances or subsequent areas of growth. Applications are accepted on a rolling or ongoing basis. For more information, please contact Bryan Silverman: email@example.com.