Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Teacher standing behind student smilingLoyola'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 diverse learners. Offered for both full-time and part-time enrollment, the MAT program offers a rich integration of coursework, clinical experience, and individualized attention. Students become educators committed to the development of all children—with particular attention paid to those who have been underserved. The program is grounded in the guiding tenets of Loyola's School of Education conceptual framework - competence, conscience, and compassion - and is influenced by the Jesuit educational philosophy, which emphasizes academic excellence, reflective practice, ethical leadership, and social justice in education. Students complete clinical experiences in Professional Development and partnership schools in the greater Baltimore area. Students who are already teaching in their certification area may have the option to complete their field experiences and/or internship in their schools. 

Program Overview

  • Illustration of a stack of books Credits: 34-39
  • Illustration of a calendar Class Duration: 8 and 16 week courses
  • Illustration of a computer with charts and graphs on the screen Delivery: Hybrid
  • Illustration of an analog clock Format: Full-time or Part-time
  • Illustration of a classical building with columns Next Admission Term: Summer 2022
  • Illustration of a graduation cap Time of Completion: 1-5 years

 NEW! Scholarship Opportunities for applicants

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Program Options

Program Pathways

Teacher Certification for Conditional Teachers

Loyola University Maryland offers conditionally certified teacher courses for teachers to take towards their certification. Designed for candidates in public, private, or parochial schools currently teaching in their area of certification.

Urban Education Fellows

Aligned with the mission of the School of Education, this program provides co-curricular opportunities, such as fireside chats with scholars, shadowing school and district-level administrators, attending school board meetings and other community events. 

Select participants can qualify for either a Merit Scholarship or an Ignatius Grant. 

Double Greyhound Discount

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Loyola offers a 15% tuition discount to Loyola alumni admitted to eligible graduate degree programs beginning in the 2021-2022 academic year and beyond. To learn more and take advantage of this great opportunity, visit LOYOLA.EDU/DOUBLE-GREYHOUND