Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Full-Time One-Year Program

Loyola’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified teachers who are culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of diverse learners. 

Elementary Program

The Loyola MAT in Elementary requires 38 credit hours. 

Program Format

  • The full time MAT is completed in one year (Summer-Spring)
  • Courses are offered in the evenings. 
  • In the fall semester, students will attend internship in a local school two days per week, with full-time internship in the spring semester.

Program of Study

Summer (May- August) 

RE760 Process and Acquisition of Literacy (3 credits) 
TE603   Learning Sciences (3 credits)
RE761  Materials for Teaching Reading (3 credits)
TE633 Elementary Social Studies Methods and Management (2 credits)

Fall (September-December)

RE762 Assessment and Instruction in Reading I
TE600 Foundations of Education
TE670 Teacher Research and Inquiry
 TE631 Elementary Mathematics Methods and Management
ET605 Introduction to Educational Technology (1credit)
TE679 Internship I

Spring: January - May

TE632 Elementary Mathematics Methods and Management 
RE763 Instruction and assessment in Reading II 
 TE680 Internship II
TE641 Internship II Seminar 

Secondary Program 

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 MAT is completed in one year (Summer-Spring)
  • Courses are offered in the evenings
  • In the fall semester, students will attend internship in a local school two days per week, with full-time internship in the spring semester. 

Program of Study 

Summer: May-August 

ET605 Introduction to Educational Technology (3 credits)
SE761 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
TE603 Learning Sciences (3 credits)
TE612 Secondary Methods of Teaching (2 credits)

Fall: September - December

TE600 Foundations of Education
RE733  Reading in the Content Area I
TE60^ Content Area Methods
TE670 Teacher Research and Inquiry 
TE65^ Internship I

Spring: January - May

TE65^ Internship II
TE641 Internship II Seminar 
Elective   

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

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.