The Master of Arts in Teaching combines the expertise of a master's degree with a secondary teaching certificate.

Graduates from the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program are prepared to be competent, caring and reflective educators who are certified to teach grades 6-12 in chosen content areas. The possible combinations for a teaching major(s) and minor(s) are listed below.

The program’s curriculum consists of academic study, professional preparation and field experience, providing students with pedagogical and content-specific knowledge, readying them to work with diverse learners in the middle school and high school classroom. Throughout the program, graduates gain the experience they need to apply technology to the 21st century classroom.

With successful completion of the program, students earn both their master’s degree and the faculty’s recommendation to the state board of education leading to a Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate. The possible combinations for a teaching major(s) and minor(s) are listed below.

    • Candidates for certification will be capable in their content specialty areas (teaching major(s) and/or minor(s))
    • Candidates for certification will be capable users of pedagogical knowledge
    • Candidates for certification will be reflective about their practice
  • Students must submit the following items with their application.

    The GRE is not required for admission to this program. The Office of International Affairs lists additional admission requirements for international students.

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
    • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
    • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
    • Three professional letters of recommendation
    • Personal statement
    • Passing scores on the MTTC Professional Readiness Exam
  • Before exiting from the M.A. in Teaching, you need to complete three steps:

    1. Request an Exit Audit.
    2. Apply for graduation.
    3. Submit an Exit Essay.

     

    Exit Audit:

    Prior to your last semester in the program, contact the program director with your UMID# requesting an Exit Audit. The audit verifies your pending completion of all course requirements and is required for graduation.


    Exit Essay:
    The purpose of this essay is to assist the College of Education, Health, and Human Services with the evaluation of the master’s degree program and to serve as a guide for program development. The Exit Essay is a requirement for completion of the program. Submit the exit form.

Plan of Study

Academic Advisers

Paul Fossum

Master of Arts in Teaching

Paul Fossum, Ph.D.
pfossum@umich.edu
313-593-5133, D13 FCS

Schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Fossum.

Karen Thomas-Brown

Master of Arts in Teaching with Emphasis in Social Studies

Karen Thomas-Brown, Ph.D.
karentb@umich.edu
313-583-6387, C13 FCS

Schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Thomas-Brown.

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Master of Arts in Teaching with Emphasis in Social Studies

Julie Taylor, Ph.D.
julietay@umich.edu
313-583-6427, D1 FCS

To schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Taylor, please email her directly.