The Saint Michael’s College Master of Arts in Teaching program (MAT) provides an innovative and intensive curriculum that attracts candidates from diverse backgrounds to be agents of change in the field of education. The MAT is an accelerated one or two-year program that leads to a master’s degree and initial teacher licensure or an additional endorsement. The program offers a variety of concentration and endorsement options requiring between 29 and 39 graduate education credits. To be eligible for a particular license or additional endorsement, candidates must meet all requirements in accordance with the Vermont Licensing Rules, including passing required Praxis exams and earning a grade of “B” (3.0) or higher in all licensure/endorsement courses.
Candidates pursuing the one-year full-time option begin coursework in May and typically graduate the following May. The majority of courses in the summer and all fall courses are offered in the evening. Candidates complete a six hour per week practicum in a K-12 classroom in the fall semester, and full-time student teaching and the capstone seminar in the spring semester.