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Master of Arts in Teaching

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.

Why Choose the M.A.T. at SU?

At SU, your career advancement is closer than you imagine. Students have two options for pursuing the M.A.T.: either a full-time program or a part-time schedule, designed for applicants who cannot meet the time constraints for the accelerated program, which allows students to complete their degree in just 16 months.

In addition to the degree options, SU offers an appealing environment for prospective students. At SU, you will find:

  • Concurrent Maryland teacher certification and a master’s degree
  • Faculty with solid content area expertise
  • Strong relationship with professional development K-12 schools in the Delmarva region
  • Continuous field placements in the secondary schools throughout the M.A.T. program
  • Nationally recognized programs

The M.A.T. program at SU is approved by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Additionally, all content area programs are recognized and approved by the national organizations that oversee them (National Science Teachers Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, National Council for the Social Studies).

With our M.A.T. program, you are sure to find your area of study. SU and University of Maryland Eastern Shore offer approved programs in:

  • Agriculture
  • Art
  • Biology*
  • Business education
  • Chemistry*
  • Earth science*
  • English*
  • French*
  • History*
  • Mathematics*
  • Music (vocal and instrumental)*
  • Physics*
  • Social studies
  • Spanish*
  • Technology education

* Programs offered by SU.

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Meet Matthew – M.A.T. Student

Learn how Matthew is able to gain knowledge and experience relating to his interests in both history and teaching.

Application Requirements

Students applying to the M.A.T. program should review the application requirements.

Faculty with Real-World Experience

Our faculty has solid content expertise in a variety of areas, so you are sure to find quality instruction in your area of interest.

The ideal M.A.T. candidate loves his or her subject, enjoys working with adolescents and wants to make a difference.
Dr. Regina Royer Education Leadership and Graduate Studies Faculty

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