Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education Degree (Certification in Grades 1-6)
The Master of Arts in Teaching, elementary education degree program is for individuals seeking initial teacher certification in grades 1 - 6. The course of study is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified teachers who are responsive to the educational needs of diverse learners at the elementary level (grades 1-6). Completion of this program and appropriate licensure exams will lead to eligibility for Maryland State Department of Education teacher certification.
Loyola's MAT 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.
Class Duration: 8 and 16 week courses
Format: Full-time or Part-time
Next Admission Term: Spring 2024
Time of Completion: 1-5 years
- Bachelor degree required
- 3.0 or higher GPA in most recent degree or passing score on the Praxis Core or equivalent exam
- Liberal Arts background including a minimum of:
- 9 English credits, including one literature course
- 9 Mathematics credits, including one statistics course
- 9 Social Studies credits, including one U.S. History course
- 10 Science credits, including one laboratory skills course
A transcript analysis determines the content area prerequisites you may be required to complete in addition to MAT program course work. While an analysis can be completed when application materials are received, prior completion of the analysis allows for a quicker admissions decision. To request a transcript analysis, please email a copy of your unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students missing no more than three prerequisite courses may be admitted conditionally to the part-time program. These courses are taken outside of Loyola and must be completed by the end of the second semester.
Students pursing the full-time pathway should have all prerequisite courses completed prior to beginning the program.