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TEACHING (M.A.T.)

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

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Dr. Star Weaver
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The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is a professional degree program designed to provide teacher certification 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 and nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The M.A.T. is a hands-on program. Students are placed in secondary classrooms for field experiences throughout the 16-month cohort program. A culminating 100-day internship provides classroom experiences in both middle and high 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, hands-on experiences. Core courses in the program include foundations, content area methods, instructional technology, classroom management, assessment and the inclusive classroom. Students take two semesters of methods courses specific to their own content area. While in the SU program, teacher candidates conduct action research on their own teaching experiences.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Admission Deadlines: Winter:  October 1
Standardized Test(s): Submit passing scores which meet Maryland standards on one of the following tests before beginning the program:
* PRAXIS: Reading (156), Writing (162), Math (150)
* SAT: Before 1995 (1000), After 1995 (Reading & Math Only - 1100)
* GRE: Before 2011 (1000), After 2011 (297)
* ACT: 24
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
   Committee.
* 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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