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Master of Arts in Teaching

The application deadline for the Full-Time Master of Arts in Teaching Programs (Summer 2017 Semester start) is April 1, 2017. Applicants admitted to the Full-Time Master of Arts in Teaching program for the 2017-2018 academic year will have the opportunity to receive a $10,000 scholarship. In addition, students may be eligible to receive Federal Work Study Funds for any unpaid internship portion of the program.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is a 39-credit, nationally accredited program that prepares candidates for initial certification in Maryland (and most other states) in elementary or secondary education. Designed to develop and support innovative teachers, the program integrates academic coursework and clinical internships that enable candidates to be effective teachers committed to improving student performance and reaching the needs of today‚Äôs diverse learners in a variety of school settings.

The MAT program, delivered in a variety of formats, is designed for recent graduates of bachelor or graduate degree programs, as well as career-changing professionals who desire to become teachers. In addition to elementary certification, middle school  and high school (secondary) certification areas include English, mathematics, science (biology, chemistry, earth/space science, physics), and social studies.

View an online information session with Dr. William Sowders to learn more about the program.


MAT Program Paths

Full-time Master of Arts in Teaching
Montgomery County Public Schools Full-time Partnership
Part-time Master of Arts in Teaching

Note: Candidates interested in teaching specifically in independent schools may also be interested in our Master of Science in Education: Educational Studies (Independent School Teacher) program option.

MAT Program Information

Admissions Requirements
Program Highlights
Program Mission, Goals, and Student Outcomes
Content Requirement Worksheets
Field Experience Office
Professional Development / Student Teaching

Affiliated Faculty

Mary Ellen Beaty-O'Ferrall
Stephen Pape
Carolyn Parker
William Sowders


Contact Us

Faculty Contact
William Sowders, Ph.D.

Academic Coordinator
Liesl McNeal