Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT)


You find yourself in the Office of Field Experience, seeking information about the Masters of Arts in Teaching program. This specialized journey is more than an academic endeavor; it's a bridge between your passion for education and the practical skills needed to inspire future generations. The staff greets you warmly, guiding you through the blend of coursework, hands-on teaching experiences, and tailored mentorships that make up the program. Whether you're a seasoned educator or a professional looking to change careers, they help you navigate the resources and opportunities that match your goals. You discover internships, student teaching placements, and workshops that not only fulfill requirements but also ignite your passion and sharpen your abilities. In the Office of Field Experiences, the Masters of Arts in Teaching is not just a degree; it's a carefully crafted pathway that transforms you into a leader in the world of education.

Review the MAT site for program application information. Candidates must be accepted into the MAT program before submitting their placement application.

MAT Field Placement Application Deadlines

  • Summer Cohort: March 15th
  • Winter Cohort: July 15th

Placement Application Checklist:

  1. Upon acceptance into the MAT program, MAT administrative staff will send you the placement application link via email.
  2. Review our placement processes and policy carefully.
  3. Prepare your teaching resume for submission with your placement application.
  4. Choose your placement area preferences.
  5. Submit your application. We will contact you to request any additional information we need.

Please note: You will be less likely to receive your first preference areas if you delay completing the pre-survey.

MAT Internship Description

Over the course of the three quarter MAT internship, candidates will practice pedagogical theory, receive guidance, and develop competencies under the supervision of professionals in the field. A professional university instructor (field supervisor) and experienced school teacher (mentor teacher) form the professional team that supervises and guides the candidate. Candidates will be placed with one mentor teacher for the duration of their three quarter internship.

The MAT internship course overview and mentor roles and expectations documents provide details about the role of the internship mentor teacher, candidate, and field supervisor.

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