“An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.” - attributed to Thomas Jefferson

Prepare to Teach the Next Generation

You want to educate young people, middle or high school age, to make a difference in the world. Join other academically-prepared aspiring teachers in Drew’s one or two year program.

About the Program

Drew’s program leads to a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and provisional teaching certification in biology, chemistry, English, French, Italian, math, physics, Spanish, social studies, or theater arts.

The focus of the program is to train teachers who can prepare students for the challenges of the Global Age. Coursework stresses the development of 21st Century Skills: sophisticated critical thinking and analytical skills, the transferability of knowledge and skills, a deeper understanding of other cultures, and the knowledge of global trends within students’ own subject areas.

Academic Schedule

Designed for students with a bachelor’s degree who want to teach in middle or high school, Drew’s M.A.T. offers two scheduling options. Our one-year, full-time track begins in June and ends the following May. Education classes are supplemented by three courses in an academic subject area, as well as three distinctive fieldwork experiences. The two-year, part-time track is a means to the same end. Part-time students complete the same coursework, but maintain a more flexible schedule. Classes are offered in early evenings, allowing students who are employed full-time the opportunity to pursue graduate study without giving up their professional lives. Full-time study is required for all students during the final semester of student teaching. Both the full-time and part-time tracks offer a personal and supportive environment.

Curriculum

Program requirements and course descriptions are available in the academic catalog.

Admission

Requirements for Application

All applicants to the M.A.T. must posses a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution, including an undergraduate major or ten courses in the subject the applicant wishes to teach. Applicants for the Social Studies subject area may have an undergraduate major in either Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, or Sociology, including three history courses (one American, one European and one non-Western).

All applicants must present the following:

  • a completed application form
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a statement of purpose
  • official transcripts of all academic records, whether at the college or graduate level
  • $35 application fee

International applicants whose first language is not English are required to submit TOEFL scores that are not more than two years old.  Additionally, applicants who have received their Bachelor’s degree from a foreign university, even if English was the language of instruction, must submit TOEFL scores that are not more than two years old.  Students from the following countries are exempt from this requirement: Canada, UK, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, and Australia.

Application Timeline

Applications to the M.A.T. are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority date of February 1st. After February 1st, applications will be considered on a space available basis, and available scholarship funding may be limited at that time.

Download the M.A.T. Application

Get the Masters of Arts in Teaching Application

The Adobe Acrobat version of the file is as close to the real application as you can get without requesting a print copy. Once you download the application, and open it using Adobe Acrobat Reader, you will be able to print the application.

In order to view this file, you will need Adobe’s Acrobat Reader installed on your computer or its corresponding plug-in installed in your browser. Many computers and browsers come with this software already installed. Acrobat Reader is a free program, and if you don’t have it, you can get it from Adobe’s Website. Get the Adobe Acrobat Reader

Costs and Aid

Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance for the M.A.T. program can be found on the Business Office’s site.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are three types of financial assistance available to graduate students at Drew: federal financial aid, merit scholarships and part-time employment (on and off campus).

  • Federal financial aid requires completion of the FAFSA, which is available on-line and at www.fafsa.gov. Federal financial aid takes the form of loans and work-study money.
  • Merit scholarships are awarded based on the academic record presented through the application. These scholarships range from 10% to 80% of tuition. There is no separate application form for merit scholarships, your application for admission serves as your application for merit scholarships.

All applicants interested in receiving financial assistance should indicate so on the application form and must fill out the Supplemental Financial Aid form located in the application packet.

Learn more about financial aid in the graduate school.

Courses

Course Descriptions

For course descriptions, please view the graduate studies course catalog.

Our Students

Meet Our Students

Breanne Calligaro

Program | Master of Arts in Teaching

"The students are a very dynamic group and my advisors and teachers have been extremely helpful and accommodating; I’ve really loved the experiences" - Read more
Frank Sedita

Program | Master of Arts in Teaching

"It takes a special person to teach well. Therefore, my advice is to try to take in and cherish everything that you are exposed to in the program and to realize that you have the amazing opportunity to help countless " - Read more
Kristin D. Leskowits

Program | Master of Arts in Teaching

"It's intensive, but also extremely rewarding. I know that the hard work and time I am putting in now will prepare me to be the best teacher that I can be. I find it extremely satisfying to work really hard, even struggle, and then succeed" - Read more
Mattew Gregory

Program | Master of Arts in Teaching

"The best thing that has happened for me in this program is that I have expanded my horizons and learned concepts that I would have never imagined before." - Read more
Natalie Aleman

Program | Master of Arts in Teaching

"My courses have stressed teaching 21st Century skills, and trying to stay one level ahead of any current trends in technology. This is extremely important both for me and for my students, and I have used these skills in my Field Experiences" - Read more
Sarah Wooton

Program | Master of Arts in Teaching

"I've really enjoyed my observations, but I've also loved getting to know the other students in my cohort. They are a bright, kind, and talented group of future teachers and I know they have great careers in front of them." - Read more

 

Summaries of this program and its performance are available at the Title 2 site.

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