Master of Arts in Teaching

 Master of Arts in Teaching

  • Admission Requirements
  • Course Requirements
  • Application Process

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

The Masters of Arts in Teaching Program serves both candidates with a Bachelor’s degree (Degree Completers) and undergraduate candidates (Dual Degree) at Morgan who wish to integrate graduate coursework and the undergraduate experience, allowing candidates to earn both a B.S./B.A. and M.A.T. by completing 5 years of study.   Please note that the teaching license is not awarded by Morgan State, but by the State of Maryland.

Dual Degree

The Dual Degree Master of Arts in Teaching Program is a 5 year B.S/B.A. and Teacher Certification Program that integrates graduate coursework and the undergraduate experience, allowing candidates to earn both a B.S./B.A. and M.A.T degree within 5 years of study.

Undergraduate candidates in the liberal arts disciplines (art, biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, music, physical education-health, recreation, pre-professional physical therapy, and sports administration and physics) who desire to meet state teacher certification requirements but who do not wish to follow the undergraduate secondary professional education sequence have the option of completing all requirements for their undergraduate degree in one of the aforementioned major disciplines.  Candidates need to have obtained a minimum of a 3.0 GPA to gain admittance.

The candidate after earning his/her bachelor’s degree may then enroll in the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program. In order to be eligible for the internship, the candidate must pass successfully the Praxis I Assessment tests.  In order to be eligible for graduation, the candidate must pass successfully the appropriate Praxis II Specialty Area tests.  He/she must also complete the 100 consecutive day internship requirement and adhere to all Graduate School graduation criteria.  Upon completing this master’s degree program at Morgan State, the candidate is eligible for a Maryland State teacher’s license.

Degree Completers

 In order to be eligible for admission to the M.A.T. program, the candidate must have or be working towards a bachelor's degree in one of the liberal arts disciplines (art, biology, chemistry, English, history, mathematics, music, physical education-health, recreation, pre-professional physical therapy, and sports administration and physics), and a cumulative undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 for conditional admittance and 2.75 for full admittance. Appliacants are required to submit an official transcript to verify the required GPA.  Applicants do not need to take an entrance exam (ex: GRE) to gain admittance.  

In order to be eligible for the internship, the candidate must pass successfully the Praxis I Assessment tests.  In order to be eligible for graduation, the candidate must pass successfully the appropriate Praxis II Specialty Area tests.  He/she must also complete the 100 consecutive day internship requirement and adhere to all Graduate School graduation criteria. Upon completing this Master’s Degree program at Morgan State, the candidate is eligible for a Maryland State teacher’s license.

The M.A.T. course requirements are as follows: (effective fall 2010)

Course Number                     Course Title                                             Credits

Coursework

EDUC 500                              Introduction to Teaching                                              3

EDUC 501                              Cognitive Basic for Instruction                                    3

SFED 582                               The Exceptional Child                                                    3

EDSR 517                               Action Research in the Classroom                              3

REED 518                              Teaching Reading in the Content Areas I                  3

REED 520                              Teaching Reading in the Content Area II                  3

Practicum                                                            

EDUC 523                              Methods of Teaching/Content Areas                          3

EDUC 524                              Student Teaching (Internship)                                   12

                                                TOTAL                                                                         33 credits

Application Process

Complete the application for Graduation School:

  • Submit 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Submit transcript verifying graduation with a degree in Art, Biology, Chemistry, English, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, and or Physics; transcript also verifies a 2.50 GPA for conditional acceptance for students desiring to enter the Dual MAT.
  • Personal Statement (minimum 350 words)
  • Complete the Assistantship and fellowship Forms

Application for the M.A.T. Program