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Students in a classroom with a teacher from the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Mount St. Mary's University

Master of Arts in Teaching

Part-Time evening MAT degree in Maryland

The Mount’s Master of Arts in teaching (MAT) degree allows students to balance their current career with pursuing their passion for teaching.

School of Education

The Master of Arts in teaching degree is part of the School of Education. Rigorous programs and close interaction with acclaimed faculty ensure that graduates leave the Mount ready to make a difference in a rapidly changing educational environment.

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  • Undergraduate Major
  • Undergraduate Minor
  • Certificate
  • Graduate Program
  • Adult Undergraduate
  • Special Program

About the program.

Mount St. Mary’s University is home to one of Maryland’s only part-time, on-campus MAT degree programs. Designed for working adults, this master’s program teaches students how to teach and assumes content knowledge. Courses are offered one night per week during the academic year, and two nights per week during the summer, at campuses in Frederick and Emmitsburg. Students gain hands-on teaching experience thorough field experience and internships in our local professional development schools.

After satisfactorily completing this 37-55 credit program, students will be recommended for teaching certification in Maryland.

The Mount offers NCATE accredited certification programs in the areas of:


Reduced pricing for summer graduate courses

The Mount is pleased to offer compassionate reduced pricing for all summer graduate courses in 2020. All classes will be taught online to offer flexibility while you learn.

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$550 - Total cost per credit*

  • Additional internship I and II lab fees ($250 and $315)*
  • Students may transfer in up to 9 graduate credits
  • No application fee

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates, effective July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice. MAT programs require between 40-55 credits.

Financial Aid

Students may seek assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, graduate assistantships or deferment of undergraduate loans.

Admissions requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Prerequisites may be required

Application process

Classes begin: January, May, July, August
Admissions: Rolling
No application fee

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
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