Master of Arts in Teaching: Program of Study

The M.A.T. program follows a sequence of courses which includes research, technology, foundations of education, methods and strategies of teaching, understanding and meeting the diverse needs of students, and field experiences. Each candidate is expected to develop an approved plan of study for completion of necessary content area coursework. Accordingly, it is essential that each student and advisor meet to clarify the specific requirements for individual candidates. All M.A.T. candidates must pass Praxis II exams required for certification in their content areas prior to graduation.

Course Sequence

Students admitted to the MAT program for Option 1 will complete the following course sequence as a cohort:

Option II

This option is designed for SU applicants who cannot meet the time constraints posed by the Option I accelerated cohort program. Students follow the admission timetable for Option I and take courses with M.A.T. cohort students as appropriate. Students should meet with an advisor to plan the overall course of study.

Registration for Courses

M.A.T. candidates take courses on the campuses of both Salisbury University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. SU students register for all courses through SU’s Office of the Registrar. When courses are offered at UMES, students register using the interinstitutional registration form. Procedures and forms for using interinstitutional registration are available from the Office of the Registrar.