Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
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 22-24 credits meet the eligibility requirements for New Jersey teacher certification. Additional credits will be required for certification starting Fall 2018. 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)
- Initial Teaching Certification and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (TSD), which requires 45 credits.
Fairleigh Dickinson University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: No
International Financial Aid: No
# of Credits Required: 36
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1154.00 USD
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Large Suburb
Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999