Offered in conjunction with the Graduate School of Education, the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a program that prepares graduates to apply for certification in Food Service Education and Special Education.
The MAT is a cohort program that begins once each year in September and follows a prescribed sequence of courses for approximately 18 months. The program complies with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2004.
In keeping with experientially-based learning, the MAT program has adopted an essential and unique fieldwork component to the program. Candidates learn about research-based theories and best practices in University classrooms, and observe and apply weekly what they have learned in K-12 classrooms. Candidates are required to visit diverse school settings — urban core, urban ring, suburban and rural — and to observe the development of students at different educational levels from primary year through high school.
For more information visit the School of Education at the Providence Campus.
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