Master of Arts in Teaching
This 36-credit program is for students who wish to earn certification and a master's degree concurrently to begin their career in education.
In 15 months of full-time study, or two to three years of part-time study, students earn a teaching certificate and the skills necessary for success as an elementary, secondary, early childhood education, or special education teacher. (Additionally, there is a 10 month MAT fast-track program.)
The program requires a bachelor’s degree with either a major in a content area (30 credits) taught in a secondary school, or completion of twelve credits each in English, mathematics, science and social studies, with six credits in fine arts for elementary education.
In addition to professional course work at Notre Dame, students will complete a yearlong internship experience in a professional development school.
Subject areas offered include:
- Art or Music, (PreK-12)
- Early Childhood Education (PreK-3)
- Early Childhood and Elementary Education (PreK-6)
- Special Education (PreK-6; 6-Adult)
- Elementary Education (1-6)
- Elementary and Special Education (1-6)
- Secondary Subjects: Business, Computer Science, English, World Languages [Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish], Math, Science [Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physical Science, Physics], Social Studies, or Theater, (each one with or without Special Education), (7-12)**
Praxis II tests in the certification area must be passed by end of program.
All programs offered by the School of Education at Notre Dame of Maryland University are NCATE and MSDE approved.
For all admissions information on main campus/other locations:
Enrollment Manager for Education, Initial Certification
For information in Southern Maryland
Dr. Karen Wooten
School of Education