Master of Arts in Teaching


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Department Location

Oakview Buliding
101 Oakview Drive
Trumbull, CT 06611

Contact Department

Tel: 203-371-7800

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 33 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 33 credits of tuition. 
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U.S.News & World Report: SHU Again Among the ‘Best Colleges in the North’

September 9, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – In its 2016 edition of America’s Best Colleges, U.S. News Media Group has placed Sacred Heart University among the top colleges and universities in the North. U.S. News also commended SHU’s online programs and programs for veterans. The rankings include nearly 1,400 schools nationwide.

SHU Selected as a 2015-2016 College of Distinction

September 9, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Sacred Heart University has been selected as a 2015-2015 College of Distinction. The Colleges of Distinction organization sited ongoing commitment to student engagement, great teaching, a vibrant community and successful outcomes in choosing Sacred Heart for its list.

SHU Welcomes Class of 2019

August 28, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – With 1,316 students, Sacred Heart University’s class of 2019 joins the two previous classes as the largest in Sacred Heart history. In addition to its size, the class is also distinguished by its academic accomplishments as evidenced by an average high school GPA of 3.4, which is the highest ever GPA for an incoming class. The students hail from 13 international countries and 25 states and territories with the most common being New York (36 percent), Connecticut (26percent), New Jersey (17 percent) and Massachusetts (10 percent). Ninety-one percent of the class will live on campus.