Master of Arts in Teaching

MAT

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Oakview Building
101 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611
Tel: 203-371-7808

Griswold Program

Karen Christensen, Ph.D.
Tel: 860-376-8408
christensenk@sacredheart.edu

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 school-based experience 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 school-based experience beginning in either the fall or spring semester. Once candidates are accepted into the School-based Experience 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. 
 
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