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Part-Time MAT

Loyola's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program offers a course of study that provides initial teacher licensure 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 Licensure (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 39 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 (3 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 Licensure (Grades 7-12 of Grades PK-12)

Grades 7-12 Licensure Areas
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Social Studies
Grades PK-12 Licensure Areas
  • Art
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Music
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

RE 744  Teaching Reading in the Content Area II

 

Pedagogy/ Practical Courses (19 credits) 
TE 612 Secondary Methods of Teaching* (3 credits)  
ET 605 Intro to Educational Technology (3 credits)
TE 604- TE 611  Methods of Teaching in the Licensure Area -604 (English), 605 (Social Studies), 606 (Science), 607 (Math) or 609 (Foreign Language), 610 (Art ), 611 (Music) (3 credits)
TE 645-TE 652 Internship I in the Licensure 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 licensure areas take TE651. (1 credit)
TE 653- TE 660 Internship II in the Licensure 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 Licensure areas take TE655. (6 credits)

*Includes a 20-hour field experience.

***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 licensure and teach within a designated commuting time from the Baltimore campus.

Participants will take a six credit option; which will fulfill the internship option.

Practical, Real-World Application

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.

 

Loyola’s MAT program was exactly what I was looking for— a great hands on experience with supportive and encouraging mentors. The internship experience has been amazing and I have learned so much from all of my professors and my mentor teachers, so I feel that Loyola has prepared me to be the kind of educator that I strive to be.
The MAT program's clinical and academic experiences prepared me to be a teacher who models compassion, competence, creativity, preparation, reflection, and responsiveness to diverse learners. In just one year, I have grown tremendously and am proud to be a part of this community of highly qualified teachers.
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.
Ready to learn more?

Explore the following links or contact us at mat@loyola.edu or 410-617-5095. For admission-related questions, contact Mechelle Palmer at mjpalmer@loyola.edu.