Elementary Teaching Program
Our MAT program is 14 months of full time enrollment and starts in June of every year, leading to both a master’s degree and teacher licensure. You proceed through this professional course of study with a cohort of approximately 20 students, providing you with an opportunity to work closely with other students and to build a culture of support and collaboration. CC’s MAT Program is offered in elementary education, K-12 art, music and foreign languages (French, German, Latin or Spanish) and secondary education in English/Language Arts, math, science and social studies. Priority application deadline is December 1st.
Key Aspects of CC’s MAT program…
o 14 months, beginning in June of every year
o The Block Plan (total immersion in one class for 3 ½ weeks)
o Emphasis on hands-on experiences immediately--elementary MAT's work with CC's highly respected Gifted and Talented and WhizBang summer camps as part of the first summer curriculum.
o Structured to gradually increase responsibility in the classroom from observation, practicum, student teaching and finally a semester-long internship experience
o Completion of a master’s level action research paper
o Personalized attention due to small program
o Financial aid available (merit- & need-based scholarships, loans)
o Excellent preparation for employment with job search guidance
Colorado College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and all teacher preparation programs are accredited by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.
Facts & Figures
Classification: Baccalaureate College—Liberal Arts
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999