May 24, 2018  
2012-2014 Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Catalog 
2012-2014 Caspersen School of Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Arts in Teaching, M.A.T.

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Training Teachers for Today’s World

Heading into its third year, Drew’s Master of Arts in Teaching is becoming a very popular program. Ted Johnsen went inside the program to see what it’s all about.

About the Program

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Drew’s Master of Arts in Teaching program leads to an M.A.T. degree and provisional teaching certification in biology, chemistry, English, French, Italian, math, physics, Spanish, social studies, or theater arts. The focus of the program is to train teachers who can prepare students for the challenges of the Global Age. Coursework stresses the development of 21st Century Skills: sophisticated critical thinking and analytical skills, the transferability of knowledge and skills, a deeper understanding of other cultures, and the knowledge of global trends within students’ own subject areas.

Designed for students with a bachelor’s degree who want to teach in middle or high school, Drew’s M.A.T. offers two scheduling options. Our one-year, full-time track begins in June and ends the following May.

Education classes are supplemented by three courses in an academic subject area, as well as three distinctive fieldwork experiences. The two-year, part-time track is a means to the same end. Part-time students complete the same coursework, but maintain a more flexible schedule. Classes are offered in early evenings, allowing students who are employed full-time the opportunity to pursue graduate study without giving up their professional lives. Full-time study is required for all students during the final semester of student teaching. Both the full-time and part-time tracks offer a personal and supportive environment.

Two-Year, Part-Time Track

Year One:

Summer Session 1

Summer Session 2

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Requirements for Application

All applicants to the M.A.T. must posses a Bachelors degree from an accredited institution, including an undergraduate major or ten courses in the subject the applicant wishes to teach. Applicants for the Social Studies subject area may have an undergraduate major in either Anthropology, Economics, History, Political Science, or Sociology, including three history courses (one American, one European and one non-Western).

All applicants must present the following:

  • a completed application form
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a statement of purpose
  • official transcripts of all academic records, whether at the college or graduate level
  • $35 application fee

Additionally, applicants to the English and Social Studies subject areas of the M.A.T. must also submit a sample essay. The essay should be between five and ten pages in length, preferably written for an undergraduate class assignment.

Application Timeline

Applications to the M.A.T. are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a priority date of February 1st. After February 1st, applications will be considered on a space available basis, and available scholarship funding may be limited at that time.

Download the M.A.T. Application

The Adobe Acrobat version of the file is as close to the real application as you can get without requesting a print copy. Once you download the application, and open it using Adobe Acrobat Reader, you will be able to print the application.

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Cost of Attendance

Cost of Attendance for the M.A.T. program can be found on the Business Office’s site.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

There are three types of financial assistance available to graduate students at Drew: federal financial aid, merit scholarships and part-time employment (on and off campus).

  • Federal financial aid requires completion of the FAFSA, which is available on-line and at Federal financial aid takes the form of loans and work-study money.
  • Merit scholarships are awarded based on the academic record presented through the application. These scholarships range from 20% to 80% of tuition. There is no separate application form for merit scholarships, your application for admission serves as your application for merit scholarships.

All applicants interested in receiving financial assistance should indicate so on the application form and must fill out the Supplemental Financial Aid form located in the application packet.

Learn more about financial aid in the graduate school.

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