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.

Connecticut regulations are changing in 2016 for teachers holding masters degrees.  The Farrington College of Education is aware of these changes and is well prepared to meet them. Those who enroll in the MAT program prior to July 1, 2015 are not affected by this change, and those who hold provisional teacher certification prior to July 1, 2016 are likewise not affected. The Farrington College of Education is currently redesigning its masters programs to meet the new regulations.

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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

Jim Ziolkowski to Be Honored at CAPP Educators’ Breakfast

February 4, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Jim Ziolkowski, best-selling author, founder and CEO of non-profit organization buildOn, is this year’s honoree for Sacred Heart University’s Eighth Annual Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Educator’s Communion Breakfast. He has been selected by CAPP to receive the award at Sacred Heart University on Sunday, March 13. The event is co-sponsored by CAPP and Sacred Heart University’s Isabelle Farrington College of Education.

Sacred Heart University Deemed a ‘Remarkable Value’

January 11, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The New England Journal of Higher Education (NEJHE) says a Sacred Heart University education is a great buy for students. The NEJHE, a publication put out by the New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE), which promotes educational opportunities and services for New England residents, used data published in Boston magazine and the NEBHE to examine the tuition at private universities in New England to see which ones offered the best value.

Thomas W. Burnford to Speak at Annual CAPP Breakfast

January 6, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Thomas W. Burnford will be the keynote speaker at Sacred Heart University’s Eighth Annual Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice (CAPP) Educators’ Communion Breakfast on Sunday, March 13. His talk is titled “Why I Send My Kids to Catholic School.”