Students in the Master of Arts in Teaching programs acquire the fundamental principles of teaching and learning, the discipline- specific principles of teaching art or drama, and the ability to adapt these principles to a variety of settings. Candidates also pursue graduate-level courses in their arts disciplines.
Master of Arts in Teaching
M.A.T. candidates learn to elicit high student engagement, consider cultural and historical contexts, and foster higher order thinking, collaboration and inquiry. In addition to project-based learning, candidates become familiar with general instructional strategies associated with the history of the field and recent theoretical developments.
This one-year intensive graduate program includes a field component. The cohort class begins in summer and learns theories and methods grounded in practical experience. Candidates benefit from field experience and student teaching in a variety of settings. Professional staff assist students in securing placements that satisfy individual and regulatory criteria.