master of arts in teaching
Our program allows you to earn your bachelor’s degree and focus on developing
a well-rounded liberal arts foundation while focusing on your subject area.
Then you enter our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT), a 39-credit program that allows you to become certified to teach at the middle or secondary school level in biology, chemistry, English, French, Italian, math, physics, Spanish, social studies or theatre arts. As part of the MAT program you will immerse yourself in course work and also participate in various fieldwork experiences.
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.
Designed for students with a bachelor’s degree who want to teach in middle or high school, Drew’s MAT 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.