Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Part-Time MAT

Loyola's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program offers a course of study that provides initial teacher certification and is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified teachers who are responsive to the needs of 21st century learners.

Program Options

Benefits of the Traditional MAT option

  • Students have the flexibility to complete this graduate program in two-five years
  • Convenient evening classes that will work with most schedules

Elementary Certification (Grades 1-6)

Program Format

Most classes are offered in the late afternoon and early evening (4:30-7:00pm or 7:05-9:35pm) to balance various schedules. During the fall and spring semesters, courses are generally offered one night per week for sixteen weeks. During the summer, courses are generally offered two nights per week for eight weeks. The part-time program can be completed in two-five years. For more information on the program format, please visit our FAQs.

Degree Requirements

The Loyola MAT in Elementary requires 38 credit hours.   All courses are three credits, unless indicated otherwise.

Core Courses (12 credits)

SE 761

Introduction to Special Education

TE 600

Foundations of Education*

TE 603

Learning Sciences

TE 670

Teacher Research and Inquiry


Required Reading Courses (12 credits)

RE 760

Process and Acquisition of Literacy

RE 761

Materials for Teaching Reading

RE 762

Assessment and Instruction of Reading I*

RE 763

Assessment and Instruction of Reading II


Pedagogy/ Practical Courses (14 credits)

TE 631

Elementary Mathematics Methods and Management

TE 632

Elementary Science Methods and Management (2 credits)

TE 633

Elementary Social Studies Methods and Management(2 credits)

TE 641

Internship II Seminar: Elementary/Middle/Secondary (Corerequisite TE680) (1 credit)**

TE 679

Internship I: Elementary (One day/week for 1 credit)**

TE 680

Internship II: Elementary (full time for 5 credits)**

*Includes a 20-hour field experience. 

Secondary Certification (Grades 7-12 of Grades PK-12)

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

Most classes are offered in the late afternoon and early evening (4:30-7:00pm or 7:05-9:35pm) to balance various schedules. During the fall and spring semesters, courses are generally offered one night per week for sixteen weeks. During the summer, courses are generally offered two nights per week for eight weeks. The part-time program can be completed in two-five years. For more information on the program format, please visit our FAQs.

Degree Requirements

The Loyola MAT in Secondary Education requires 34 credit hours. All courses are three credits, unless indicated otherwise.

Core Courses (12 credits) 
SE 761 Introduction to Special Education 
TE 600 Foundations of Education*
TE 603  Learning Sciences 
TE 670 Teacher Research and Inquiry
Required Reading Course (3 credit)
RE 733 Teaching Reading in the Content Area I 
Pedagogy/ Practical Courses (19 credits) 
TE 612 Secondary Methods of Teaching* (3 credits)  
Electives One in Education or Liberal Studies programs AND one in Education (6 credits)
TE 604- TE 611  Methods of Teaching in the Certification Area -604 (English), 605 (Social Studies), 606 (Science), 607 (Math) or 609 (Foreign Language), 610 (Art ), 611 (Music) (3 credits)
TE 641  Internship II Seminar Elementary/Middle/Secondary (1 credit)
TE 645-TE 652 Internship I in the Certification Area (1 credit) -645 (Art), 646 (Music), 647 (French), 648 (Spanish), 649 (English), 650 (Social Studies), 651 (Science), 652 (Mathematics) Please note:students in Earth/space Science, Chemistry and Physics certification areas take TE651. (1 credit)
TE 653- TE 660 Internship II in the Certification Area (5 credits) -653 (English), 654 (Social Studies), 655 (Science), 656 (Mathematics), 657 (Spanish), 658 (French), 659 (Art), 660 (Music)Please note: students in Earth/space Science, Chemistry and Physics certification areas take TE655. (5 credits)

*Includes a 20-hour field experience.

**May be waived for candidates who have met the technology requirement

***Must take concurrent with Internship I

Professional Growth Experience

Professional Growth Experience (PGE) is available for full-time teachers who currently teach in the area in which they are seeking teacher certification and teach within a designated commuting time from the Baltimore campus. Participants will take a six credit option; which will fulfill the internship option.