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Master of Arts in Teaching

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 prepare 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. Secondary certification areas include English, mathematics, science (biology, chemistry, earth/space science, physics), and social studies.

View an online information session with Bill 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

Yolanda Abel
Linda Adamson
Mary Ellen Beaty-O'Ferrall
Anne Cash
John Castellani
Laurie U. deBettencourt
Stephen J. Pape
Carolyn Parker
Eric Rice
William Sowders
Linda Tsantis

Contact Us

Faculty Contact
William Sowders, Ph.D.

Academic Coordinator
Jim Hooper