Master of Arts in Teaching

    The MAT is a 39 semester-hour (42 hours for music candidates) professional degree program 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).

    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 in a secondary school. Students may prepare for teacher certification in the following state approved and nationally accredited programs:

    • Agriculture 
    • Art
    • Biology
    • Business
    • Chemistry
    • English
    • Family and Consumer Sciences
    • Mathematics
    • Music (vocal and instrumental)
    • Social Studies
    • Technology Education

                Successful completion of the program along with passing all Maryland State  approved licensure tests will result in a Master’s degree as well as eligibility for the secondary teaching certificate (grades 7-12 or, for music and art, grades preK-12) in the state of Maryland. Students take thirteen 3 credit courses to complete the program.  Full time students complete the program in 17 months. The overall goal of the MAT program is to prepare students to become effective educators in secondary schools and to meet certification and professional standards.

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      Please contact the UMES MAT Director, Dr. Charles G. Baldwin, at or by phone at 410-651-6222 for more information.
      Department of Education
      Hazel Hall  
      University of Maryland Eastern
      Princess Anne, MD  21853
      (410) 621-2558