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Online Master's in Teaching (MAT)

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  • Program Overview

    Prepare for Tomorrow's Classroom

    Taking on the responsibility of molding young minds and future generations is no small feat. It requires preparing for all of the challenges the classroom environment can bring. Even though you may be an expert in math or science, becoming an effective educator requires more than extensive knowledge of a subject. The online Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at Stevenson University will prepare adult learners for the classroom through a combination of online instruction and full-time classroom teaching experience. The result is a MAT degree that will open new career opportunities in the world of education, placing you in a position to lead the young learners of tomorrow on their journey to greater knowledge. 

    Complete Education

    Stevenson University’s Master of Arts in Teaching program is designed for math and science baccalaureate degree graduates who possess a desire to teach and a passion for inspiring a new generation of learners. Graduates of the MAT online program will meet all Maryland initial certification requirements for teaching middle or high school levels (7-12) in one of six math or science content areas. Upon graduation, professionals will be well-versed in the integrative and collaborative inquiry-based practices of STEM teaching and learning.

    Stevenson University offers the Master of Arts in Teaching online courses as cohort program in which students start in either the fall or spring semesters. They follow the same sequential course track to graduate as a group, working together as they learn. Courses are offered in 8-week sessions and concentrate on areas including STEM curriculum principles, special education, literary strategies, and the psychology and development of adolescents.

    MAT Content Areas

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Earth/Space Science
    • Physical Science
    • Physics
    • Mathematics 

    The online cohort program offers maximum flexibility for the adult learner. Course content is facilitated through engaging online instruction by seasoned educational practitioners. Through classroom field experiences, students in the program will obtain the opportunity to connect theory with practice. Professionals will learn how to design and deliver integrated, inquiry, and project and problem-based lessons that align with NSTA Next Gen Science Standards, NCTM Principles to Action, and Common Core State Standards.

    The Stevenson University Advantage

    When you enroll in a teaching graduate program to obtain an advanced degree, you need to be sure that the institution you are enrolling in will be able to provide you with the best-quality education. Stevenson University’s experienced faculty and hybrid learning approach combining online and field education has helped many adult learners gain the skills they need to become educators themselves. As one of the premier MAT programs in Maryland, Stevenson University is the clear choice to begin your career as an educator. 

    Already a teacher

    Stevenson offers a Secondary STEM Teaching and Learning Certificate program for current middle or high school math and science teachers.

    Learn About Our Graduate Certificate

  • Courses

    Courses

    Stevenson’s Master of Arts in Teaching is an online, 33-credit hour cohort program. A cohort model is one in which candidates begin the program at the same time and follow a sequential course track in order to graduate as a group. Cohort members build strong relationships and develop a sense of community as they engage in learning that is collaborative and team-based.

    Courses are offered in 8-week sessions with cohorts starting in the fall (August) and spring (January) semesters. In the final semester, teacher candidates complete a full-time teaching internship as a requirement of certification. Students will meet with their cohort twice a year for a one-day, on-site residency. The sequence of courses for both options is listed in the Cohort Sequence Chart.

    Core Courses

    • ED 510 Psychology and Development of Adolescents
    • ED 605 STEM Curriculum Principles and Practice
    • ED 615 Principles of Assessment
    • ED 620 Literacy Strategies in the STEM Content Areas
    • ED 625 Advanced Literacy Strategies in the STEM Content Areas 
    • ED 630 Principles of Special Education
    • ED 640 Methods and Technologies of Teaching Secondary Math and Science with a STEM Focus - I
    • ED 645 Methods and Technologies of Teaching Secondary Math and Science with a STEM Focus - II
    • ED 690 Issues in STEM Education
    • ED 710 Professional Internship*

    *Must be completed in a secondary (7-12) classroom.

  • Admission Requirements

    Admissions Requirements

    • Completed online application. 
    • Completion of bachelor’s degree in a science or math discipline from a regionally accredited institution
    • Official college transcripts from all previous academic work
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in past academic work
    • Analysis of transcripts to determine if all required content coursework has been met to satisfy field of licensure (Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, Physical Science, Physics, or Mathematics) requirements.
    • Qualifying score on PRAXIS CORE, PRAXIS I, GRE, SAT, or ACT according to MSDE certification criteria.
    • Two letters of recommendation (professional or academic)
    • Personal statement.

    Prior to Teaching Internship

    • Completion of any additional undergraduate-level content coursework necessary to meet the 30-credit hour course requirements in the field of licensure 
    • Criminal background check and fingerprinting
    • Passing score on PRAXIS® II Subject Assessment for the intended area of certification (biology, chemistry, or mathematics)

    Degree Requirements

    • 100-day teaching internship that takes places across two semesters, one semester being a full-time teaching experience
    • Successful portfolio review documenting mastery of core teacher standards
    • Demonstrated competency on the Maryland Teacher Technology Standards and Maryland STEM Standards of Practice
    • Original action research project on a topic related to instructional practice
    • Minimum 3.00 GPA
    • Qualifying scores on PRAXIS® II
  • Faculty

    Faculty

    Full-Time

    Anne P. Davis (2014)
    Associate Dean and Professor, Teacher Education
    B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    M.S., Cornell University
    D.M., University of Maryland, University College

    Part-time Faculty

    Cindy Appleby (2014)
    Adjunct Instructor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., University of North Carolina, Ashville
    M.Ed., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Sharon Bowers (2014)
    Senior STEM Education Specialist, National Institute of Aerospace
    B.A., McDaniel College
    M.Ed., McDaniel College
    Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    Mary Carol Greenwalt (2016)
    Educational Supervisor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., University of Maryland Baltimore County

    Ann Horn (2015)
    Adjunct Instructor & Educational Supervisor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., McDaniel College
    M.Ed., American University

    D’Andrea Jacobs, NCSP (2014)
    Adjunct Professor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
    M.A., Michigan State University
    Ph.D., Michigan State University

    Andrea Lang (2015)
    Adjunct Instructor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.S., Ohio University
    M.S., Johns Hopkins University

    Holly Sobecki (2014)
    Adjunct Instructor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.A., University of Toledo
    M.Ed., Bowling Green University

    Stacy Zell (2014)
    Adjunct Professor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.S., University of Maryland, College Park
    Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    James A. Egenrieder
    Adjunct Professor, GPS Teacher Education
    B.S. Pennsylvania State University
    M.Ed. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    Ed.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

  • Tuition

    Tuition

    Established in 1947, Stevenson University has a long history of providing students an affordable, private education. 

    The following reflects the total cost of a master’s degree if completing 33-credit hours. Students are eligible to transfer up to 6-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable. 

    The School of Graduate and Professional Studies has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees.

    Master’s Program Cost Per
    Credit Hour
    Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    Total Cost of Master's
    (33-Credit Hours)
    Master of Arts in Teaching $475.00 $1,425.00 $15,675.00*

    *Does not include books.

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