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Students in a classroom with a teacher from the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Mount St. Mary's University

Master of Arts in Teaching

Part-Time evening MAT degree in Maryland

The Mount’s Master of Arts in teaching (MAT) degree allows students to balance their current career with pursuing their passion to teach. After graduating from this 37-55 credit program, students are eligible for Maryland certification.

Division of Education

The Master of Arts in teaching degree is part of the Division of Education. Rigorous programs and close interaction with acclaimed faculty ensure that graduates leave the Mount ready to make a difference in a rapidly changing educational environment.

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About the program.

Mount St. Mary’s University is home to one of Maryland’s only part-time, on-campus MAT degree programs. Designed for working adults, courses are offered one night per week during the academic year and two nights per week during the summer at campuses in Frederick and Emmitsburg. You’ll also gain hands-on teaching experience during field experiences and internships in our local professional development schools.

At the conclusion of your coursework you will be eligible for teaching certification in Maryland. You will also gain hands-on teaching experience during internships.

The Mount offers NCATE accredited certification programs in the areas of:

Discover your best path forward by meeting with a program advisor for a detailed transcript analysis. 


$550 - Total cost per credit*

  • Additional internship I and II lab fees ($250 and $315)*
  • Students may transfer in up to 9 graduate credits
  • No application fee

Financial Aid

Students may seek assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, graduate assistantships or deferment of undergraduate loans.

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates, effective July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice. MAT programs require between 40-55 credits.

Admissions requirements

The MAT is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor's degree in any field and are seeking a master's degree with a certification to teach.

Students learn how to teach, not what to teach. Therefore, the program assumes you have significant content knowledge in an area of undergraduate study.

Admission requirements include:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Prerequisites may be required

Application process

Classes begin: January, May, July, August
Admissions: Rolling
No application fee

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Praxis CORE - (designate code 5421 for the Mount and code R7403 for MSDE)