MAT News & Events

Congratulations to the MAT Program!

UMUC's MAT Program has been named a 

2019 Best Online Master's in Secondary Education

recognized as the "Best Plan of Study"

MAT Program Chair, Dr. Warna Gillies, has been recognized as a Fullbright Scholar and will be traveling to Honduras on assignment in February and March.  Read about Dr. Gillies's accomplishment: UMUC's Warna Gillies Wins Fullbright Award.

MAT faculty member and university supervisor, Dr. Melissa Pierczynski, was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Research in Education Award at the annual Association of Teacher Education conference for her publication, "The development of teachers' visions from pre-service to their first years of teaching: A longitudinal study."

Read about the MAT's Using Data to Improve Student Learning seminar in an article written by UMUC's Global Media Center.: MAT Summit Explores Using Data to Improve Teaching.  You can also watch three of the keynote speaker presentations online.

Congratulations to MAT faculty member, Dr. Kim Fleming, who received the university's 2016 Teaching Recognition Award for her outstanding work and contributions to UMUC, our students, and the MAT program! Congrats as well to Dr. Michael Caruso, MAT University Field Supervisor, who also received the 2016 Teaching Recognition Award for his teaching in UMUC's Undergraduate School.

Congratulations also to MAT-English candidate Jessica Hanthorn.  Jessica was one of the two recipients of the 2016 Future Teachers Scholarship awarded by Journalism Education Association (JEA)! Read more about Jessica and her award.

We congratulate MAT-Biology candidate and fall intern Ashley Tipton on receiving of the 2016 Watts Scholarship Award from the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE)!  Ashley was selected by MAT faculty and administrators as UMUC's recipient of the award, issued to only four university students.

Kristin Kubik, Director of MAT Student Support, was one of the five recipients of UMUC's 2016 Presidential Award, chosen for her commitment and demonstration of UMUC's core values. 

Read about the MAT and our outstanding graduates in an article from UMUC's Global Media Center: Master of Arts in Teaching Program Gives Lessons in How to Teach Effectively

Also read about UMUC B.A. and MAT alum Dan Stouffer and his thesis, "Officer Autopsy: Dissecting the Legacy of Jonathan Letterman," which is being published by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.  Dan also has had an article published in the Children's National Health Alumni Newsletter.

Watch MAT alumna Yolonda Body in the classroom in the video recorded for the university's "UMUC Moments" campaign, which you may have seen on TV and in print ads in the DMV area!

Our 2016 MAT Teachers as Researchers Symposium can be viewed online, including speeches by MAT graduate/MATE Distinguished Teacher Candidate Honoree Alison Berger and 2016 Maryland Teacher of the Year, Ryan Kaiser.

Watch clips from the 2015 MAT Teachers as Researchers Symposium:  MAT Program Chair, Dr. Warna Gillies, speaks about the MAT program; Education Department Associate Chair, Dr. Datta Kaur Khalsa, recognizes MSDE's 2015 Teachers of Promise from UMUC; and keynote speaker 2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year, Jody Zepp, speaks as well as Michelle Dunkle from Maryland State Department of Education!  

May 2016 Update:  UMUC's MAT and MEd programs have completed the NCATE/CAEP national accreditation review process, and both programs have met all standards and have received national accreditation! 

Upcoming Events

May 21, 2019 - MAT Teachers as Researchers SymposiumPlease register to attend the 2019 Symposium, from 4:30pm-7pm, at the Academic Center at Largo.  Talbot County Teacher of the Year, Renee Warfield, will speak and our interns will present their SLOs! 

Social Media and the
MAT Program

Keep up to date with announcements and special events!

 Twitter: UMUC MAT
Facebook: UMUC Virtual Teacher PDS
Student Webinars

December 2017 Insights and Opportunities into Urban Education
- Maryland 2017 Teacher of the Year, Sia Kyriakakos, facilitates a discussion of urban education for secondary educators.

For Prospective/New Students

Prospective and new students interested in learning more about the MAT program may watch a recording of our past online open houses:

New Student Orientation - September 2017

Prospective Student Webinar - October 2016