Master of Arts in Teaching.




Become an inspiring teacher for the next generation—make a difference in the world. Join other academically-prepared aspiring teachers and learn the art of teaching in Drew’s innovative Master of Arts in Teaching Program.

Degree Information

The Master of Arts in Teaching program prepares teachers to meet the challenges of diverse learners in 21st century classrooms. Students are encouraged to observe a variety of learning environments in urban and suburban settings. Drew students prepare for their teaching careers by taking their education out of the classroom with fieldwork experiences, student teaching and the culminating portfolio. Faculty-mentors encourage our future teachers to build their professional networks to successfully transition into the classroom.

Drew’s program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with certification to teach in elementary or secondary education. We prepare secondary education teachers in the subjects of: art, biology, chemistry, English, French, Italian, math, music, physics, Spanish, social studies or theatre arts.

All teacher candidates are also eligible for certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities, an essential requirement in today’s educational landscape.


The Master of Arts in Teaching (44 credits) offers two scheduling options: 1 year (full-time) and 2 year (part-time). The program requires the completion of 13 courses for secondary education or 12 courses for elementary education, in addition to fieldwork experience and the culminating portfolio. Students are required to complete three distinctive fieldwork experiences which occur throughout the program and are conducted during typical school hours:

  • Introductory observations in preliminary coursework
  • 150 hours (about 2 days/week) of observation and instruction in Clinical Practice I in the fall semester
  • Full-time classroom practice during Clinical Practice II in the Spring (formerly Student Teaching)

Get to Work

90% of graduates from the class of 2016 are employed in public schools, private schools and charter schools within 4 months of graduating.

Within the first two years of employment, our graduates exceed the average New Jersey teacher's salary by $4K per year.

Featured Alumna

Gaelan Johnson C’12, G’14

Master of Arts in Teaching

Gaelan Johnson recipient of New Jersey’s 2014 Distinguished Student Teacher Award. She garnered the prize for the teaching unit she developed as part of her methods coursework: Ji-li Jiang’s Red Scarf Girl, which pulls from studies of Maoist propaganda posters and the poetry of Chinese dissidents. When she accepted a position in the English department at West Morris Central High School, New Jersey, she knew she’d chosen the right career. “Literature encompasses the human experience,” Gaelan says. “I knew this was it. This is where I was supposed to be.”


The MAT program faculty are experienced educators with knowledge of instructional design, special populations and experience in elementary and secondary education. Many of our adjuncts are active practitioners in the classroom and in school administration. They connect educational theory with relevant and practical classroom instruction. Our small classroom size allows opportunities to develop and practice individual skills and interact with these educational