About the MAT Program

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program is designed for students who wish to earn secondary teacher certification. Successful completion of the program entitles a candidate to be recommended for Maryland Teaching Certification in specific subject areas, including: Earth/Space Science, Physics, English, Mathematics, History, Social Studies, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and foreign languages**: Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, and Spanish. 

The focus of the program  is on producing teacher candidates who can demonstrate research-based and practice validated strategies for teaching and learning, teach subject matter to a diverse student body, analyze their practice for effectiveness in promoting student learning and integrate technology to promote personal and student growth. The UMGC Department of Education Conceptual Framework guides and supports the mission of the program.

Learn more about UMGC's MAT program by exploring this site, as well as by visiting the UMGC MAT program page at http://www.umgc.edu/academic-programs/masters-degrees/teaching.cfm

Please note that while Maryland state certification to teach world languages is valid for grades pre-K through 12, the MAT program focuses on teaching at the secondary school level.