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Master of Arts in Teaching/10-month fast-track MAT

Change your career in less than a year! This 10-month program is ideally suited for career-changers wishing to enter the teaching profession.


An innovative teacher preparation program providing aspiring teachers, especially recent college graduates and career changers, the opportunity for a yearlong school based internship while completing the requirements for a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree that leads to certification. Candidates have the option of pursuing an MAT with a concentration in early childhood education, elementary education, secondary education or special education/general education.

Candidates apprentice in a school for 20 hours a week in the first semester and fulltime during the second semester under the supervision of a mentor teacher. Throughout the school year, interns attend graduate courses and seminars as a cohort in the afternoons on the Main Campus. Certain areas of certification may require evening and/or Saturday courses.

At the end of this full-time program, successful candidates receive their master’s degree and certification in their field of study. One hundred percent of 2013 Masters of Arts in Teaching graduates received job offers.


  • Art or Music (PreK-12)
  • Early Childhood and Elementary Education (Pre-6)
  • Early Childhood and Special Education (PreK-3)
  • Elementary Education (1-6)
  • Elementary Education (1-6) and Special Education (1-8)
  • Secondary Education: Business Education, Computer Science, English, World Languages, Mathematics, Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, Physics), Social Studies or Theatre (7-12)
  • Secondary Education Concentration Area and Special Education (7-12)

For all admissions information on main campus, please contact the College of Graduate Studies admissions office: 410-532-5317 or gradadm@ndm.edu.

For an advisor at the main campus:
Carol Rabin
School of Education


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