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Teaching Secondary K-12 Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Fulfill Your Passion to Teach with a Master of Arts in Teaching

Do you have a passion to teach all grade level specialties like music or grade 7-12 subjects? Do you have a passion to share your knowledge with students at the primary level to the secondary level?

Marywood University can offer you the opportunity to fulfill this passion. The MAT program is designed for the candidate whose goals include initial certification in a secondary or K-12 Spanish or Music and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree. Besides your subject-area content knowledge, the program coursework to prepare you to become a teacher will include:

  • Nine credits hours of course work that give candidates an understanding of foundation of education, of human development, and the psychology of the teaching/ learning process.
  • Ten credit hours that focus on general and specific teaching methodologies as well as the reading process.
  • Twelve credit hours focusing on developing candidates’ understanding of working with special needs learners
  • Six credit hours in student teaching and seminar
  • Six credit hours in core courses, providing the candidate the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in both research and learning theory.

These courses are required for those students seeking both the degree and Pennsylvania Instructional I certification. Eligibility for certification is determined by fulfillment of state requirements. The MAT program in Secondary Education is designed for the teaching professional whose goals include initial certification in Secondary Education/K-12, as well as an MAT degree.

  • Certification in secondary/K-12 Spanish or Music
  • General and specific teaching methodologies
  • In-depth learning experience

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    Graduate Admissions Requirements

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
    • Completed application
    • Submit an essay discussing your career objectives and why you want to pursue a career in education.
    • Official, sealed transcripts
    • Two or three letters of recommendation

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