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Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
Initial Teacher Licensure Program
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The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) at Mount Holyoke College is a teacher education licensure program with over 25 licensure areas for aspiring educators with both one- and two-year program options.
With specializations in critical need areas like teaching English language learners and moderate disabilities, candidates in the program can pursue either one or two licenses, in addition to getting a Masters degree.
Our innovative and high engagement program connects students with alumnae/i and professional learning networks. The curriculum has a strong commitment to social justice and equity, along with a unique collaboration with EL Education. Over 90% of our students are employed in education within a year after graduation.
Accessibility and scholarships. We are dedicated to supporting teacher education and strive to create an engaging learning culture that is accessible and affordable.
Advancing your career. Our students go on to teach across the country and around the world in public schools as well as in charter school, independent schools, non-profits, and related fields.
Over 25 areas of licensure, an accelerated option, and a professional network to support you.
Through this program you can earn a masters degree and licensure in up to two different areas, and be well prepared to lead your own classroom.
Find answers to some of the most common questions regarding the Professional and Graduate Education programs at Mount Holyoke.
Our faculty are experts in the field who understand the nuances of teaching in today’s schools and are devoted to helping each MAT student meet their personal and professional goals.
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