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.

The Master of Arts in Teaching 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).

Our M.A. in teaching offers engaged faculty and lasting relationships. If you have any questions, please contact the program director, Kristina Maxwell, at


Earn your master of arts in teaching degree in the format that works for you: online, in person, a 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 Licensure

  • Elementary Education (grades 1-6)
  • Elementary Special Education (grades 1-8)
  • Dual Elementary (grades 1-6) and Special Education (grades 1-8)
  • Secondary Special Education (grades 6-adult)
  • Dual Secondary and Special Education (grades 7-12)
  • Secondary Content Areas (grades 7-12)

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