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Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Teaching Degrees (M.A.T./M.S.T.)

The M.A.T./M.S.T. degree programs for initial licensure are designed for students who have graduated with a major in liberal arts or sciences and who wish to prepare for teaching in the secondary school, for experienced teachers in secondary schools, and for recent college graduates already prepared to teach at the secondary level who want to earn an additional area of expertise and/or licensure.

These degrees are coordinated with the appropriate Arts & Sciences department, require admission to both the Lynch School and to the appropriate Arts & Sciences program, and require more coursework in Arts & Sciences than the M.Ed. degree in Secondary Teaching.

Students may prepare in the following disciplines:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology (Earth Science)
  • Physics
  • English
  • History

The M.A.T./M.S.T. degree programs for professional licensure are designed for teachers who hold an initial license and have taught for at least three years. Programs are available in elementary education, reading, and secondary education (English, History, Mathematics, and Biology).