The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program requires 42 semester hours of credit (10.5 Colorado College units), divided between education foundations & methods, a two-semester field experience and completion of a master's research paper. Students begin the program in early June of every year and complete all degree requirements the following July.
The successful candidate for the MAT program will have:
- A bachelor's degree
- 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***
- 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. Checklists are found on this page. 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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