Part-Time Evening MAT Degree in Maryland

Mount St. Mary’s University is home to one of Maryland’s only part-time, on-campus Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree. Balance your current career while you pursue your passion to teach.

At the conclusion of your coursework you will be eligible for teaching certification in Maryland. You will also gain hands-on teaching experience during two internships.

The Mount’s program is designed for working adults. Courses are offered one night per week during the academic year and two nights per week during the summer at campuses in Frederick and Emmitsburg.

The Mount offers NCATE accredited certification tracks in the areas of:

  • Elementary education
  • Elementary education/special education
  • Social studies
  • English
  • Business
  • Biology
  • Mathematics
  • Art education
  • Music education
  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Secondary education
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Total cost per credit*

  • Additional internship I and II lab fees ($240 and $300)*
  • Students may transfer in up to 9 graduate credits
  • No application fee

Financial Aid
Students may seek assistance though federal and state funded programs, private loan providers, employer tuition remission or reimbursement, graduate assistantships or deferment of undergraduate loans

*Tuition represents 2017-18 rates. Tuition is subject to change without notice. MAT programs require between 40-55 credits.

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

The MAT is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in any field and are seeking a master’s degree with a certification to teach.

Students learn how to teach, not what to teach. Therefore, the program assumes you have significant content knowledge in an area of undergraduate study.

Admission requirements include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution with a minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Maryland qualifying score for Praxis CORE (or equivalent such as ACT, SAT, GRE)
  • Maryland qualifying scores for Praxis II Content Knowledge*
  • Prerequisites may be required

* Only applies to secondary candidates interested in English, French, German, mathematics, social studies or Spanish

Application Process

Application Process

Classes begin: January, May, August
Admissions: Rolling
No application fee

A complete application includes:

  • Free online application
  • Official transcript(s) from all accredited four-year institutions attended after high school
  • Two letters of recommendation; Download guidelines
  • Praxis CORE and/or Praxis II Content Knowledge scores (designate code 5421 for the Mount and code R7403 for MSDE)
Send application materials to:

Graduate Programs in Education
Mount St. Mary’s University
Division of Education
Archbishop Borders Hall
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

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