Master of Arts in Teaching, English - Certification in Grades 7-12

The Master of Arts in Teaching, secondary 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 secondary level. Completion of this program and appropriate licensure exams lead to eligibility for Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification.


Transcript Analysis

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 admission decision. To request a transcript analysis, please email a copy of your unofficial transcript to

Students missing no more than three prerequisites 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 pursuing the full-time pathway should have all prerequisite courses completed prior to beginning the program. 

Program Pathways

Degree Requirements

The Loyola MAT in secondary education requires 34 credit hours.

Core Courses (12 credits)
SE 761 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
TE 600 Foundations of Education* (3 credits)
TE 603 Learning Sciences (3 credits)
TE 670 Teacher Research and Inquiry (3 credits)

Required Reading Courses (6 credits)
RE 733 Teaching Reading in the Content Area I (3 credits)
RE 744 Teaching Reading in the Content Area II (3 credits) 

Pedagogy/ Practical Courses (16 credits)
TE 612 Secondary Methods of Teaching* (3 credits)
Elective One in Education or Liberal Studies programs (3 credits)
TE 604 Methods of Teaching English (3 credits)
TE 641 Internship II Seminar (1 credit)
TE 649 Internship I English (1 credit)
TE 653 Internship II English (5 credits)

*Includes a 20-hour field experience.

Matthew Rossi

"The MAT has prepared me for a host of challenges in my classroom by teaching me everything from effective classroom management to strategies for social justice education and combating prejudice in my students, my school, and myself. The greatest strength of the program lies in its instructors. Students may find a similar curriculum at another institution, but there is no match for Loyola's team of dedicated, caring, and knowledgeable professors and staff."

Matthew Rossi
MAT Secondary English, BA ’18 MAT ’19
English Instructor, Archbishop Curley High School