The M.A.T. degree is designed for women and men planning careers in the teaching profession at the early childhood (N-3rd grade), elementary (K-6th grade), or secondary levels (7th-12th grade, in the areas of English, social studies, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics), and special education, and environmental education (K-12th grade). The program is based on the premise that successful teachers will need a strong liberal arts education, in-depth knowledge of a chosen discipline, and mastery of current educational theory, practice, and technology. Applicants’ transcripts will be reviewed to determine whether students have completed the academic requirements specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the standards for the desired certification area. All undergraduate requirements for certification in a given area need to be completed before a student is fully accepted into the M.A.T. program. The M.A.T. degree provides a curriculum differentiated to serve students with a wide range of academic and professional experiences, including those: who have no experience in the field of education, and are seeking both a master’s degree and certification in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; who are currently teaching in an independent or parochial school without certification and wish to become certified while earning a master’s degree The M.A.T. program in special education is available for students: seeking a master’s degree and certification in special education, or dual certification in special education and either elementary or secondary education; certified in elementary or secondary education, seeking additional certification in special education; or certified in special education, seeking a master’s degree.
Please see International Graduate Student Admissions Requirements.