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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FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Youth violence, particularly in schools, seems to be on the rise…or is it? Jim Frabutt, a faculty member in the Alliance for Catholic Education and Fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives, explored the subject in Sacred Heart University’s 2015 Hesburgh Lecture Series in a talk titled “Community Safety and Youth Violence Prevention: A Focus on School.”

SHU Makes the Top Ten for Graduate Starting Salaries in CT

October 21, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – SHU students and alumni now have another reason to believe in the powerful outcome of a Sacred Heart education. This month, the financial technology company SmartAsset released the findings of a new study that ranks SHU as one of the top 10 Connecticut schools by starting salary of its graduates.

12 Distinguished Graduates Honored with 2015 Alumni Awards

October 13, 2015

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Twelve distinguished Sacred Heart University alumni will be honored at the annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on Friday, October 16, at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. These awards are given each year to recognize exemplary individuals who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in their daily lives. They use their professional skills, creative talents and humanistic strengths to make a difference in their communities and careers.