Accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching


The accelerated program allows candidates to complete a Maryland accredited Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree that includes a supervised one-year teaching internship. The program is designed to develop and support innovative teachers committed to reaching the needs of today’s diverse learners in a variety of school settings over a 12-month format.

Note: There are two options within this program.

  • The Baltimore Education Fellows is available to JHU Arts and Sciences graduates only and is supported by a scholarship.
  • The Traditional Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is for Elementary Education candidates who do internship in both urban and suburban settings. The Baltimore Education Fellows and the Traditional MAT programs begin every summer and end the following spring. With the convenient hybrid format the first semester is completed online from any location. Beginning with the fall semester, students serve as interns during the school day, while taking classes in the evening two to three nights a week.


  • 39 credits earned over a one-year or eighteen month period
  • Results in eligibility for initial certification in Maryland
  • 1 field experience in a school or community educational setting
  • 2 clinical internships in schools that partner with SOE or are run by SOE
  • Combination of face-to-face and some on-line courses in summer, fall, and spring semesters
  • Financial support available through financial aid and scholarships
Master of Arts in Teaching: Elementary Education (Accelerated/Full Time)
Start Terms:Summer (only)
Application Deadline: This program is no longer accepting applications for Fall 2019. If you are interested in receiving a notification when the Fall 2020 application opens, please complete our Request Information Form.

Last date that supporting application materials will be received (e.g., official transcripts, test scores, and recommendations)- July 1
Application Requirements: Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Essay:An essay describing your goals and how the program will assist meeting those goals

Baltimore Fellows Applicants (only)
An additional second essay is required.

Based on your undergraduate preparation at Johns Hopkins University and your experiences living in the city of Baltimore, provide a specific example of your commitment to working in challenging settings.
Letters of Recommendation:Three Letters of recommendation from individuals who can speak to your work with children and youth.
TranscriptsOfficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
Test Scores:Praxis I, SAT, ACT, or GRE scores

For information on passing score requirements, please refer to the Maryland State Department of Education website.
Interview:A select number of applicants will be invited for an interview and asked to provide a written response to a prompt and to “audition” by responding to classroom scenarios provided by faculty interviewers.


Contact Us

Faculty Contact
Mary Ellen Beaty-O’Ferrall, PhD
Elementary Certification
Secondary Certification

Academic Program Coordinator
Liesl McNeal