Program Requirements

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is focused on preparing teachers to be successful through academic success and developing cultural competence and sociopolitical consciousness. We focus on developing teacher identity, content integration, knowledge construction, equity pedagogy, prejudice reduction, and empowering school and learner culture.

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program requires 42 semester hours of credit (10.5 Colorado College units), divided between graduate level courses and a one-year field experience. Students begin the program in late August of every year and complete all degree requirements the following July.

The courses for the MAT Program are:

Fall Term

  • ED553 Action Research Methods for MAT Students
  • ED578 Advanced Methods: Inclusive Pedagogies in Literacy, Curriculum & Instruction
  • ED566 Data Driven Instruction for Diverse Learners in the 21st Century
  • ED562 Numeracy Through Fission and Fusion of Math & Science
  • ED554 Master's Research

Fall - Spring

  • ED579 Teacher Candidate Practicum
  • ED554 Master's Research
  • ED572 Teacher and Teaching Identities
  • ED590 Master's Research Paper

Summer Term

  • ED585 Specialized Internship Program, either international or community-based education setting

The successful candidate for the MAT program will have:

  • A bachelor's degree in the content area for which the applicant is seeking licensure (e.g., mathematics)
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0, with a 3.2 in your academic major or teaching field
  • An academic record indicating potential for successful graduate work
  • Completed all content coursework as detailed on the advising checklists***
  • Completed the education minor at Colorado College , including the following classes: ED101: Introduction to K-12 Classroom Culture, a course focusing on urban education, multicultural education or diverse learners, ED311: Educational Psychology, and ED477: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Disciplinary Literacy Methods.
  • Provided evidence of successful work in a public school classroom, either through volunteering, co-curricular activity or substitute teaching
  • Enthusiastic, problem-solvers, critical thinkers who are passionate about education and youth

Our program strongly emphasizes field experience--students are expected to enroll in the program having completed all necessary content coursework required for licensure. To ensure that you are on the right path to complete all necessary coursework please email Debra Yazulla Mortenson to arrange for a transcript review.

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