Master of Arts in Teaching
Locations: Capital Region
|16 courses includes 1 full year internship|
Cost: price per course
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Thank you for your interest in Clarkson’s Master of Arts in Teaching program. With a 25-year history of success, the program offers prospective teacher candidates all the tools they need to be successful secondary classroom teachers.
The Clarkson Master of Arts in Teaching program is the right career choice because:
- Our graduates have a 95% success rate on the rigorous New York State Teacher Certification Exams.
- Every student is placed into an individualized full-year teaching internship in a school that matches his or her career goals.
- Every member of the Clarkson University Master of Arts in Teaching faculty has secondary teaching experience.
Most of the students who join the Master of Arts in Teaching program arrive with a bachelor’s degree in the discipline they want to teach. No prior education or pedagogy coursework is necessary. The program also welcomes teacher candidates with some education coursework or initial certification.
The Clarkson Master of Arts in Teaching program prepares candidates for secondary certification in biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, technology (k-12), mathematics, English, social studies, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Latin, and Spanish.
If you think our program is the right fit for your career goals, please contact us so we can connect you with a faculty advisor. A pre-teaching advising track and minor are available for current Clarkson undergraduate students. To learn more, click this link.
MAT Curriculum (38 credits total)
Required Core Courses: (9 courses/29 credits): All students complete the required core.
- ED 502 – NY State Teacher Requirements (1 credit)
- ED 540 The Psychology of Teaching with lab component (3 credits)
- ED 541 Essential Reading Literacy (3 credits)
- ED 511-16 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching (the discipline in which the student will become certified) (3 credits)
- ED 550 Effective Teaching for All Learners (3 Credits)
- ED 501 – Teaching Practicum (1 credit)
- ED 551 – Teaching Internship (4 credits)
- ED 560 – The Modern Teacher (3 credits)
- ED 552 – Teaching Internship (5 credits)
- ED 544 – Literacy for the Content Classroom (3 credits)
Research Project: All students complete an independent research project in their certification area
- ED 580 MAT Project (Prefix will listed by discipline ex. HIST 580 for MAT Project in History). (3 credits)
Subject Area Courses: Students complete two electives in the subject area in which they will be obtaining certification. (6 credits)
- One-year teaching internship
- Master’s research one-term classroom-based project
- Computer Literacy
- Two electives in the subject area for which certification is sought
The Clarkson Teaching Internship
MAT graduate candidates complete a half-day, year-long internship in a secondary school, taking full responsibility for at least two classes. Students will be interviewed at the site(s) where they expect to intern. Entrance into the teaching internship portion of the program is contingent upon completion of Psychology of Teaching and the appropriate Curriculum and Methods course with minimum grades of “B” and with permission of the Chair.