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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is now offering a 13-month Master of Arts in Elementary Education (Grades 1-5) program that focuses on urban education and teacher leadership.  This program provides a path to certification for the preparation of elementary teachers as well as a Master of Arts degree in teaching.
The purpose of the program is to provide the knowledge, skills, and professional dispositions to obtain elementary licensure.  The goal is to create a cadre of reflective educators who positively affect classrooms, schools, communities, and school districts as well as the national conversation about educational change.  The program is designed to produce teachers who will remain in their classrooms while assuming leadership roles in the schools and in the larger context of the school community, with the explicit intent of preparing urban students to become college and career ready.
One strong feature of the program is its rigorous, candidate-centered selection of course work and site-based field experiences and clinical practices that are designed to strengthen the knowledge and skills of teacher candidates, and their ultimate impact on the academic achievement of students in grades 1-5.

For more information email Dr. Diana Kelly.