Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)
UMES/SU: Collaborative Degree-Granting Program
Course Sequence and Descriptions
What is it?
The MAT is a 39 semester-hour professional degree progam designed to prepare students for initial teacher certification. It is an alternative, collaborative degree program offered by Salisbury University (SU) and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES).
Who may apply?
The MAT is intended for students who have earned a non-teaching baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in an appropriate content area, who now wish to become teachers. Students may prepare for teacher certification in the following State approved programs at UMES:
For a detailed listing of names and contact information for each of the above mentioned departments, please click on the following link:
Professional Education Unit Council
Registration is done online and the deadline is OCTOBER 1st.
You must pass all of PRAXIS I prior to being admitted to the program; you must pass both parts of PRAXIS II before you can student teach.
You will be interviewed jointly by the UMES and SU coordinators in November; acceptance letters go out immediatly after the interviews.
The program takes 1.5 years to complete. All classes meet in the evening, starting at either 5:00pm (UMES) or 5:30pm (SU). The first class meets during January wintermester, four nights a week for three weeks; then four courses in the spring semester, one course during the first summer session (approximately Memorial Day to July 4), four in the fall semester, comprehensive exam in January, student teaching in the spring, and graduation in May (39 credits). You must have time during the day to do field experiences in the schools. Some candidates make arrangements to work while they are in the program, but this is very difficult as the program is intense. It is not possible during student teaching, when you are in school all day every day. We work on a case-by-case basis with practicing teachers who wish to enroll in the MAT program. It is possible to do if you have the full support of you school's administration.
Click here for: 10 Frequently Asked MAT Questions and Answers
For more information contact:
Dr. Nomsa Geleta, Chair of Department of Education
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