Master of Arts in Teaching

MAT

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Department Location

Oakview Building
101 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611

Contact Department

Tel: 203-371-7808

Sacred Heart University offers a graduate program leading to a Master of Arts in Teaching. This program is open to those that are currently seeking their teacher certification, those who already have a teacher certification and those who are in education field. Designed for the classroom teacher, the MAT builds skills in the areas such as classroom instruction, curriculum, educational technology, special education, child and adolescent literature and classroom management. This MAT program is offered in Fairfield and Griswold, CT. Additionally two courses will be offered at the Stamford Graduate Center in Landmark Square.

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Concentrations are available in the areas of:

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Literacy
  • Professional Enrichment
 
The Graduate Teacher Internship is available to candidates pursuing the MAT. Full participation in the internship program entitles the candidate to 30 credits of tuition. Candidates who hold teaching certificates meet with an advisor to develop a plan of study and apply immediately for a one year internship beginning in either the fall or spring semester.  Once candidates are accepted into the Internship program, they are required to sign a promissory note in which they agree to complete an internship which entitles them to 30 credits of tuition. 
 
Latest News

Sacred Heart University Celebrates 50th Commencement

May 15, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – More than 1,900 Sacred Heart University students began a new journey this weekend after receiving diplomas and words of advice and encouragement from business and religious leaders, scholars and classmates. President John J. Petillo reflected on the students’ past four years and how their time spent at the University transformed them in substance and in spirit. “Continue to chase your dreams unfettered by the naysayers. May the knowledge and experiences you gained here enable you to be women and men for others,” Petillo said.

Serafino Awarded the CSTA Excellence in Elementary School Science Teaching Award

May 10, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - The Connecticut Science Teacher Association announced recently that Sean Serafino ’04, MAT ’05, Sacred Heart University alumnus and adjunct professor, has been selected to receive the Excellence in Elementary School Science Teaching Award. Serafino is a third grade teacher at Monroe Elementary School.

Title Moving from Fairfield School Post to New Role at SHU

May 2, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.— Fairfield School Supt. David G. Title is moving into higher education as assistant professor of educational leadership at Sacred Heart University's Isabelle Farrington College of Education, where he will teach aspiring school and district leaders. Title also will be instrumental in the development and implementation of a doctoral and certification program for educators desiring higher positions when he starts his new role in August. In this position, he will work with educators who seek to take the next step in their careers to become an administrator, department head or principal. He also will supervise corresponding internships.