Master of Arts in Teaching

The master of arts in teaching (M.A.T.) degree is a certification program designed to prepare college graduates who wish to enter the teaching profession but who have not had adequate preparation for teaching.

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The program is based on the assumption that, through a curriculum carefully balanced in theory and practice, participants can acquire the knowledge and skills needed for teaching general and/or special education students. The program is completed with a yearlong internship or supervised teaching experience guided both by a member of the Goucher faculty and by a cooperating or helping teacher at a professional development school (PDS).

Flexible

Earn your M.Ed. in the format that works for you: online, in person, hybrid, or accelerated online.

Meeting Modern Standards

Designed to prepare well-qualified teachers, this intensive program develops the skills to meet the following standards:

  • Planning shows content knowledge and embraces developmental and diverse student needs
  • Management for student behavior maximizes a positive learning environment
  • Instructional practices complement student needs and encourage problem-solving and critical thinking
  • Assessments evaluate instruction and student learning
  • Professionalism and interpersonal relationships maintained

Areas of Certification

  • Elementary Education (grades 1-6)
  • Special Education (Elementary, grades 1-8)
  • Dual Elementary (grades 1-6) and Special Education (grades 1-8)
  • Special Education (Secondary/Adult, grades 6-12)
  • Dual Secondary and Special Education (grades 7-12)
  • Secondary (grades 7-12, content-specific)

Why Choose Goucher?

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    WATCH NOW: "I know that there are many, many students out there—young girls and boys who are struggling—and I just want to give back." -Jillian McKay '17 | Mater of Arts in Teaching