Master of Arts in Teaching, Science- 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 606 Methods of Teaching Science (3 credits)
TE 641 Internship II Seminar (1 credit)
TE 651 Internship I Science (1 credit)
TE 655 Internship II Science (5 credits)

*Includes a 20-hour field experience.

Hena Shami '18

"I was fortunate to have been part of the urban cohort through the MAT program at Loyola University Maryland. From the internship experiences to the interactive courses, I felt that the MAT program prepared me as I entered into the education field. The small-group instruction and support helped me navigate through my first year teaching high school and I felt that I was able to apply the content taught into the classroom environment with my students."

Hena Shami
MAT Secondary Science, ’18
High School Chemistry Teacher, South Carroll High School (CCPS)