Education Specialties
Holloway Hall

Master of Arts in Teaching

Chair: Dr. Ron Siers
Interim M.A.T. Program Coordinator: Dr. Joel Jenne

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is a professional degree program designed to prepare students for initial teacher certification and is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for Initial Teacher Certification.

The M.A.T. is a collaborative degree program offered by Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Students are admitted by a joint admission process and take coursework on the campuses of both universities, taught by the faculties of both institutions.

Students in this program must possess an earned baccalaureate degree and appropriate content coursework for certification in one of the following state-approved areas: agriculture, art, biology, business education, chemistry, earth science, English, French, history, mathematics, music (vocal and instrumental), physics, social studies, Spanish, or technology education.

Students apply for admission to either SU or UMES, depending upon which university offers the appropriate Maryland State Department of Education approved content area program for teacher certification.

At Salisbury University, students have two options for pursuing the M.A.T. degree.

  • Option 1: is a full-time, cohort-based, 16-month program which begins each January.
  • Option 2: is designed for applicants who cannot meet the time constraints posed by the Option 1 accelerated cohort program.

SU offers approved
programs in the areas of:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Earth Science
  • French
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music (vocal and instrumental)
  • Physics
  • Spanish

UMES offers approved
programs in the areas of:

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business education
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Technology education
  • Social Studies