Master of Arts in Teaching, Social Studies 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)


One in Education or Liberal Studies programs (3 credits)

TE 605

Methods of Teaching Social Studies (3 credits)

TE 641

Internship II Seminar (1 credit)

TE 650

Internship I Social Studies (1 credit)

TE 654

Internship II Social Studies (5 credits)

*Includes a 20-hour field experience.

Hannah Christian

"The Combined BA/MAT program is the best decision I’ve made in my teaching career. I made incredible connections and had countless valuable experiences that helped me feel prepared for my full-time teaching position. I would highly recommend this program to any future educator."

Hannah Christian
MAT Secondary Social Studies, BA ’15 MAT ’16
Social Studies Teacher, Carver Center for Arts and Technology (Baltimore County)