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’s 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.
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.
Program Mission, Goals, and Student Outcomes
Content Requirement Worksheets
Field Experience Office
Professional Development / Student Teaching