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Dr. Star Weaver

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Apply by visiting our
Online Application Center.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is a professional program designed to provide teacher preparation at the secondary level while earning a master's degree in education. The M.A.T. is a collaborative degree program with the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and is approved by the Maryland State Department of Education for Initial Teacher Certification.

The M.A.T. is a hands-on program. Students are placed in classrooms for field experiences throughout the 16-month cohort program. A culminating 100-day internship provides classroom experiences in Professional Development Schools. Mentor teachers in the schools work collaboratively with M.A.T. program instructors to provide a cohesive learning/teaching/reflecting environment. The program includes hybrid/online learning as well as face-to-face courses. Core courses in the program include foundations, content area and reading methods, instructional technology, classroom management, assessment and the inclusive classroom. Students take two semesters of methods courses specific to their own content area.

Admission Deadlines: Winter:  October 1
Standardized Test(s): Please visit for testing standards.
Required Recommendations: Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to the following criteria:
* ability to write at an appropriate skill level for graduate work
* a level of motivation appropriate to carry the candidate through a
  rigorous graduate program
Academic Records: * Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended.
* Applicants must have the equivalent of an undergraduate degree in
   one of the following certification areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth
   Science, English, French, History, Mathematics, Music (Instrumental
   & Vocal), Physics and Spanish. 
Additional Requirements: * Undergo a structured interview by the joint MAT Admission
* Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in the last half of their
   undergraduate program, or possess a prior graduate degree.
International applicants only: Please review International Application Information.
More Information: Program Fact Sheet
Program Checklist


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