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 Standard Certificate. The possible combinations for a teaching major(s) and minor(s) are listed below.

If you are interested in having your transcripts evaluated, please fill out our Transcript Evaluation Request Form.

What will I Learn?

  • 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

Visit the University Catalog to learn more about required coursework for the M.A. in Teaching

Admission Requirements

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

Completion Requirements

Before exiting from the M.A. in Teaching, you need to complete two steps:

  1. Apply for graduation.
  2. Submit an Exit Survey.

Exit Survey:

The purpose of this survey 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 Survey is a requirement for completion of the program. Submit the exit survey.

Teaching Major and Minor Endorsements

Majors

Minors

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • History
  • Integrated Science
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spanish
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • English as a Second Language
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Spanish
  • Speech

Course Offerings

The following is the schedule of courses for the MA in Teaching. Please follow the schedule closely with assistance from your academic advisor as course patterns are subject to change.

  • Fall Course Offerings
    Course # Course Title Hrs Term
    EDA 500 Theoretical Foundations of Education 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 502 Adolescent Development & Management 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 556 Learning & Classroom Assessment 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 569 Reading in the Content Area 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDT 511 Design of Technology-Based Learning 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 517 Directed Teaching Seminar 1 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 518 Directed Teaching 5 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 501 Teaching English in Secondary Grades 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 502 Practicum: Teaching English in Secondary Grades 1 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 580 Teaching Science in Secondary Grades 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 581 Practicum: Teaching Science in Secondary Grades 1 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 590 Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Grades 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 589 Practicum: Teaching Social Studies in Secondary Grades 1 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 596 Teaching Second Lang in Secondary Grades 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 597 Practicum: Teaching Second Lang in Secondary Grades 1 Odd/Even Years
  • Winter Course Offerings
    Course # Course Title Hrs Term
    EDB 500 Educational Trends in a Multicultural Society 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 502 Adolescent Development & Management 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 561 Educating the Exceptional Child 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 569 Reading in the Content Area 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDT 511 Design of Technology-Based Learning 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 517 Directed Teaching Seminar 1 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 518 Directed Teaching 5 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 547 Teaching English as Second Language 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 548 Practicum: Teaching English as Second Language 1 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 565 Teaching Math in Secondary Grades 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 566 Practicum: Teaching Math in Secondary Grades 1 Odd/Even Years
  • Summer Course Offerings
    Course # Course Title Hrs Term
    EDC 502 Adolescent Development & Management 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDC 556 Learning & Classroom Assessment 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 547 Teaching English as Second Language 3 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 548 Practicum: Teaching English as Second Language 1 Odd/Even Years
    EDD 569 Reading in the Content Area 3 Odd/Even Years

Department Contact Information

CEHHS Office for Student Success
262 Fairlane Center South (FCS)
313-593-5090
cehhs-oss@umich.edu

Academic Advisors

Master of Arts in Teaching

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

Schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Fossum.

Master of Arts in Teaching with Emphasis in Social Studies

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

To schedule an advising appointment with Dr. Thomas-Brown, please email her directly.

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.

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