Monmouth University

Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary and Secondary Education


Graduate Admission Office

400 Cedar Avenue

West Long Branch, NJ 07764

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Arts in Teaching Elementary and Secondary

Format: Campus

Program Description:

If you have the call to be a teacher, give yourself a solid, comprehensive foundation for a thriving career with Monmouth University’s 36-credit Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree.

Monmouth’s MAT degree program puts you at the front of the class, immersed in clinical learning to reinforce your classroom instruction. From kindergarten students starting their education to high school students getting ready to make their way in the world, you’ll emerge from the MAT program with at least 225 hours of essential hands-on experience you will need to run your own classroom. You will:

  • Visit schools and classrooms to observe various teachers at work.
  • Spend a year working with students under the close supervision of an experienced teacher.
  • Work with students one-on-one, as well as in large or small groups.
  • Emerge from the program with valuable, first-hand teaching experience.

Monmouth’s extensive network of schools gives you access to a wide range of opportunities to put your classroom instruction into practice. Our MAT program employs the latest in education theory, technology, and teaching strategies to prepare you for your own classroom.

Two Tracks

Monmouth’s MAT program has two tracks that allow you to pursue your degree on your terms whether you’re interested in attending a full-time traditional master’s program or an accelerated program that allows you to earn your degree in as little as a year.

  • Accelerated Program: Our summer start time lets you hit the ground running between school years. Finish your degree in as little as 12 months—or add a teacher of students with disabilities (TSD) specialization or english as a second language (ESL) endorsement and complete the program in 16 months.

  • Traditional Program: Full-time students typically finish their degrees in two years while part-time students may take three. Start in the fall, spring, or summer based on your needs.

Small classes taught by highly qualified faculty with a wide range of awards are supported with a full year of clinical experience with school visits, observing, and teaching under a master teacher.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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