Master of Arts in Teaching.

 

Teaching

Teaching—Learning—Leading!

Tomorrow’s educators are cultivated here—at Drew. Develop your teaching skills in a clinically rich program that blends university coursework with practical field experience. Work closely with program faculty to understand the needs of diverse learners in a highly networked world. Become an inspirational teacher and live your passion every day in the classroom.

Degree Information

The Master of Arts in Teaching program prepares teachers to meet the challenges of diverse learners in 21st century classrooms. Teacher candidates participate in clinically rich coursework in a variety of learning environments in urban and suburban settings. 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 English, math, science, social studies, world languages and the arts. Candidates can complete the program in one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.

Drew undergraduates can enroll in the BA/MAT track, taking four courses in their junior and senior years. This path makes candidates eligible to pursue a dual certification in special education in their fifth year.

Certified teachers can also earn an endorsement in special education (21 credits).

Coursework

The Master of Arts in Teaching (36 credits) offers two scheduling options: 1 year (full-time) and 2 year (part-time). The program requires fieldwork in all phases of study:

  • Clinical experiences in preliminary coursework taken during the summer session
  • 175 hours (about 2 days/week) of observation and instruction in Clinical Practice I in the fall semester
  • Full-time classroom internship during Clinical Practice II in the spring semester

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.”

Faculty

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 core faculty.