Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary: Certification in Grades 1-6
The Master of Arts in Teaching, elementary grades 1-6 program is for individuals seeking initial teacher certification. 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.
- 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 credits, including one literature course
||9 credits, including one statistics course
||9 credits, including one U.S. History course
||10 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.
"As an educator, the MAT program gave me the necessary tools to promote and cultivate, diversity, equity, and inclusion in my classroom. Invaluable internship experiences alongside relevant curriculum ensured that my transition from scholar to educator be a seamless and successful one."
MAT Elementary Education, ’18
ESOL and Math Teacher; 4th and 6th Grade, Lakeland Elementary/Middle School