Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Full-Time One-Year Program

Many great teachers discover their calling to teach after completing their bachelor's degree in another field. Loyola University Maryland’s accelerated one-year MAT format with teacher certification is designed to meet the needs of thats tudent. Choose whether you'd like to join our Elementary or Secondary track and—in just one year—Loyola’s accelerated one-year MAT format will build upon the strong foundation you acquired as an undergraduate and propel you into the exciting career of teaching.

This intensive one-year program prepares future teachers to meet the needs of the 21st century learner. With its focus on urban education, Loyola’s School of Education stands strong on its commitments to social justice and equity which are infused throughout our curriculum, field experiences, and mentorship. Now more than ever, the world needs outstanding teachers, and we want you to reach your destination as quickly as possible. Don't just join the movement—lead it!

Benefits of the Full-Time One-Year MAT Option

  • Full-Time One-Year students complete the program in a cohort, taking courses together throughout the year.
  • Courses may be offered at the Baltimore and Timonium Campuses

Elementary Certification

The Loyola MAT in Elementary requires 38 credit hours. 

Program Format

The Full-Time One-Year MAT is completed in one year (summer-spring). Students will complete 15 credits in the summer, 12 credits in the fall (which includes Internship I), and 11 credits in the spring (which includes Internship II). During the summer, most courses are offered in the evening, however there will be a few courses offered during the day as well, with classes lasting approximately three weeks. The fall courses will be offered during the evening and Internship I will be two days a week. The spring courses will be offered during the evening and Internship II will be five days a week.

Schedule

Summer: May 30th- August 23rd (15 credits)

Tentative Schedule 

Summer I: May 20-July 12th

RE760 Process and Acquisition of Literacy (3 credits)
Tuesday/Thursday 4:20pm-7:00pm

TE603 Learning Sciences (3 credits)
Tuesday/Thursday 7:05pm-9:35pm

Summer II: July 16th- August 23rd 

RE761 Materials for Teaching Reading (3 credits)
Tuesday/Thursday 7:05pm-9:35pm

TE633 Elementary Social Studies Methods and Management (3 credits)

Fall: September - December (12 credits)

T600 Foundations of Education 

RE762 Assessment and Instruction in Reading I

TE670 Teacher Research and Inquiry

TE 631 Elementary Mathematics Methods and Management

ET 605 Introduction to Educational Technology

TE679 Internship I

Spring: January - May (11 credits)

TE632 Elementary Science Methods and Management

RE763 Instruction and assessment in Reading II

TE680 Internship II

TE641 II Seminar

Secondary Certification

Grades 7-12 Certification Areas

  • English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth/Space Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies

Grades PK-12 Certification Areas

  • Art
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Music (Instrumental and vocal)

Program Format

The Full-Time One-Year MAT is completed in one year (summer-spring). Students will complete 12 credits in the summer, 13 credits in the fall (which includes Internship I), and 9 credits in the spring (which includes Internship II). During the summer, most courses are offered in the evening, however there will be a few courses offered during the day as well, with classes lasting approximately three weeks. The fall courses will be offered during the evening and Internship I will be two days a week. The spring courses will be offered during the evening and Internship II will be five days a week.

Schedule

Summer: May 30th - August 23rd (12 credits)

Tentative Schedule 

Summer I: May 30th- July 12th 

TE612 Secondary Methods of Teaching (2 credits)
Tuesday/Thursday 4:20pm-7:00pm

TE603 Learning Sciences (3 credits)
Tuesday/Thursday 7:05pm-9:35pm

Summer II: July 16th- August 23rd

SE761 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
Tuesday/Thursday 7:05pm-9:35pm

ET605 Introduction to Educational Technology
Fully Online

Fall: September - December (13 credits)

T600 Foundations of Education 

RE733 Reading in the Content Area I

TE60^ Content Area Methods

TE670 Teacher Research and Inquiry

TE6^^ Internship I

Spring: January - May (9 credits)

TE65^ Internship II

TE641 Internship II Seminar

ELECTIVE

Clinical Experience

This program includes two 20-hour field placement designed to provide the student with exposure to school classroom operations prior to the internship.

  • Internship I consist of teaching one or two days a week for a semester after initial consecutive full-time orientation days.
  • Internship II consists of teaching five school days a week for the semester. Students take an Internship II Seminar.

Teacher Certification Requirements

In addition to completing the MAT program requirements, the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) requires that all applicants for state teaching licensure successfully complete the PRAXIS II examinations in their area of specialization.