The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) is a graduate program in teacher preparation for individuals who have a baccalaureate degree in the liberal arts or sciences and a desire to enter the teaching profession. This program is designed to build upon a sound undergraduate academic foundation, as well as the student’s other educational and work-related experiences, to provide an efficient path to state teacher licensure. The program is rigorous in its curriculum and expectations, yet flexible in its scheduling to meet the needs of the graduate student who typically must balance formal coursework with other demands.
The M.A.T. requires completion of thirty-six (36) credits of which twenty-two (22) meet the eligibility requirements for New Jersey teacher certification and fourteen (14) are a combination of required and elective courses.
State-approved certification programs are available in the following areas:
Elementary Education (Grades K-6)
Preschool Grade 3 (P-3)
Middle School Endorsement (Grades 5-8)
Secondary Education (Grades K-12)
English as a Second Language (Grades K-12) (Standard ESL certification requires completion of all courses on the ESL check sheet except the Final Project and an approved elective.)
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.