• Program Overview

    Explore Our Master of Arts in Teaching Program

    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 Online 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 Online’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 Online 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. Stevenson University’s educator preparation programs are approved by Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE).

    MAT Content Areas

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

    Careers for MAT Graduates 

    Candidates who successfully complete the MAT program, are eligible for teaching certification in Maryland and in states with reciprocal agreements with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) in the area of secondary biology, chemistry, earth/space science, physics, physical science and mathematics. (Graduating Student Report 2017-2018)

    Some of the Courses You Could Take

    • ED 510 Psychology and Development of Adolescents
    • ED 605 STEM Curriculum Principles and Practice
    • ED 615 Principles of Assessment
    • ED 630 Principles of Special Education
    • ED 690 Issues in STEM Education

    Education Certificate Options

    Stevenson also offers three distinct, fully-online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate programs for those interested in advancing their careers in either formal or non-formal education settings. Students can select from certificate options in:

    “Returning to Stevenson and earning my MAT still remains the best decision I have made in regards to my career path! I am grateful every day for the information I've learned and continue to apply that to my classroom and guiding colleagues.”

    -Amanda Mills '07, '17, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate

  • Admissions / Tuition

    Admissions / Tuition

    • Completed online application
    • Completion of bachelor’s degree in a science or math discipline or related field from a regionally accredited institution
    • Official college transcript from your degree-granting institution; additional transcripts may be required to demonstrate satisfaction of program-specific prerequisites or at the discretion of the Admissions Committee
    • 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.
    • 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
    • Qualifying scores according to MSDE certification criteria.
    • Original action research project on a topic related to instructional practice
    • Minimum 3.00 GPA
    Tuition Per Credit $495.00 Cost Per Course
    (3-Credit Hours)
    • Graduate students may be eligible for some State of Maryland grant and scholarship programs, including the Teaching Fellows for Maryland Scholarship.

    • Stevenson University Online has simplified the cost of your education by eliminating all fees. 

    • Students are eligible to transfer up to 6-credit hours from a 4-year institution if applicable.