American University

College of Arts and Sciences

Peace & Conflict Resolution (MA) & Secondary Teaching (MAT)


4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

Washington, DC 20016

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Dual Degree: MA Peace & Conflict Resolution and MAT Secondary Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Secondary schools across the nation are seeking to improve students' academic performance and to teach them safe, productive, and creative ways of dealing with conflict. Our dual degree program prepares students to excel in this effort. It offers challenging course work, field experience, and the credentials to move graduates to the forefront of the growing field of conflict resolution education. Theoretical and practical course work is brought together with an intensive on-site teaching practicum in Washington, D.C., area schools, providing students with expertise that is valuable to educational efforts in the U.S. and abroad.
Future secondary-school teachers learn to infuse communication, negotiation, peacemaking, problem-solving, peer-mediation, and team-building skills into teaching, classroom management, and curriculum development. Courses and resources are drawn from the International Peace and Conflict Resolution program in the School of International Service and from the School of Education, Teaching, and Health in the College of Arts and Sciences.


The School of Education, Teaching & Health at American University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC).

International Student Requirements:

Please see American University's College of Arts & Sciences Graduate Admission’s website for admission requirements.

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 57

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

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