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

Reading Certification Program Benefits Students and Bridgeport Youth

April 29, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn.—Sacred Heart University’s Student Success Center becomes a literacy hub many afternoons when students seeking their reading certification work with youth in SHU’s Horizons program. For eight years, participants in SHU’s reading certification program have been tutoring K-12 students from greater Bridgeport’s public and parochial schools in a clinic known as Book Ends. The tutors are public school teachers looking to become certified remedial reading specialists. They need 60 hours of clinical experience to fulfill program requirements, and the clinic allows them to gain certification while helping Bridgeport youth perfect their reading skills.

50th Commencement Speakers and Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

April 19, 2016

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Victoria Sweet, former award-winning historian and associate professor of medicine at the University of California, will deliver the commencement address at Sacred Heart University’s 50th Undergraduate Commencement exercises on Sunday, May 15, at 10 a.m. She will receive an honorary Doctor of Science degree. At the same ceremony, Brad Evans, senior adviser at Morgan Stanley, will be awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. Cardinal Rodriguez Maradiaga, archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, will address those gathered for the the University’s Graduate Commencement on Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. He will receive an honorary Doctor of Theology degree. An honorary Doctor of Humane Letters will be bestowed on Leo Melamed, chairman emeritus of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group.

College of Education Partners with CES for Special Ed Certification Program

April 18, 2016

Fairfield, Conn. - Sacred Heart University is partnering with Cooperative Educational Services (CES) and the Bridgeport public school system on an accelerated, 12-month program for certified teachers who want to earn their cross-endorsement in special education. Besides providing additional training for teachers, SHU’s aim for this program is to help fill the need for special education teachers in the state.