Teaching. Learning. Leading!

Make a difference in the world. Become an inspiring teacher for the next generation. Join other aspiring teachers in Drew’s innovative Master of Arts in Teaching program.

About the Program

Prepare to meet the challenges of the 21st century classrooms with our MAT program, with teacher certification in elementary or secondary education. If you focus on secondary education, you can choose to specialize in one of these subjects: art, biology, chemistry, English, French, Italian, math, music, physics, Spanish, social studies or theatre arts.

You’ll learn to meet challenges of diversity in the classroom, especially in addressing the needs of students with special learning needs, in a variety of instructional settings. Once you complete our program, you will also be eligible for certification as Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a highly valuable credential in today’s educational landscape.

Through your studies with us, you’ll learn to apply your interdisciplinary knowledge and pedagogical competencies to effectively educate all students and meet their academic, social and developmental needs. You’ll benefit from the way we merge theory and practice through the study of human development, pedagogy and educational policy and engage in a wide range of classroom experiences in urban and suburban settings and resource rooms to inclusive classrooms.

Academic Schedule

Our one-year, full-time track begins in May and ends the following May.
Our two-year, part-time track allows for a more flexible schedule.

No matter what track you choose, most MAT 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.
  • Supported with three distinctive fieldwork experiences that occur throughout the program and are conducted during typical school hours:
    • introductory observations in preliminary coursework
    • 150 hours of observation and instruction in Clinical Practice I
    • Full-time classroom practice during Clinical Practice II

Courses & Curriculum

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


Application Requirements

All applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, including an undergraduate major or thirty credits in the subject the applicant wishes to teach, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Applicants for the social studies may have an undergraduate major in either Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science or Sociology, but their studies must include twelve history credits (these must include at least one course in American History and one in World History).

To comply with our TEAC accreditation requirements, all applicants must posses a degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

All applicants must present the following:

  •      a completed application form
  •      two letters of recommendation
  •      a statement of purpose
  •      official transcripts of all academic records, whether at the college or graduate level
  •     Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators scores*
  •     Praxis II® Subject Assessments scores
  •      World language candidates must also submit passing scores on the appropriate Oral Language Proficiency Exam
  •      $35 application fee

* In lieu of Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators scores students may submit SAT, GRE or ACT test results. For details on qualifying GRE, SAT & ACT scores please refer to the New Jersey Department of Education Exemption sheet.

For information on which Praxis I and II exams to register for, please visit the ETS Praxis® New Jersey Test Requirements webpage.

Drew BA/MAT applicants must submit the following during Spring of Sophomore year:

  •      Documentation of completing at least 60 liberal arts academic credits
  •      Declare a major
  •      Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  •      Submit the Application form
  •      Submit two letters of recommendation from Drew CLA faculty
  •      letter of intent with a personal statement of interest in teaching

Drew BA+MAT applicants are provisionally admitted during the fall of the junior or senior year, but they must submit final transcripts (including grades of B or higher on all EDUC courses completed), a personal statement, and passing Praxis Core and Praxis II scores in their content area before they are formally accepted into the MAT. Students who do not maintain acceptable grades and grade-point average or who do not demonstrate appropriate dispositions will not be permitted to continue in the MAT.

International Applicants

In addition to the above materials, 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 and a transcript evaluation from a credential evaluation service.  Students from the following countries are exempt from this requirement: Canada, UK, New Zealand, the Republic of Ireland, and Australia.

For more information on being an international student at Drew please visit our International Student & Scholar Services page or contact Graduate Admissions at 973-408-3110 or gradm@drew.edu.

Application Timeline

Applications to the MAT. are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority admissions date of February 1. After February 1, applications will be considered on a space-available basis. Students who apply after that date may find have limited opportunities for scholarship funds.

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.

Please note, that the items needed to apply to the MAT as listed on this PDF are currently out of date, and students are required to submit Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators scores and Praxis II® Subject Assessments scores.  In lieu of Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators scores students may submit SAT test results with a critical reading, writing, and mathematics combined score of at least 1660, an ACT score of at least 23, or GRE test results with a combined score of 310 on quantitative and verbal sections and 4.0 on the writing section.

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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.

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

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