Master of Arts in Teaching: Initial Licensure



The Saint Michael's College Master of Arts in Teaching program (MAT) provides an innovative and intensive program that attracts bright and passionate candidates from diverse backgrounds to be agents of change in the field of education. The MAT is an accelerated one- or two-year program that is competitively priced and leads to initial licensure and a master’s degree. 

Program Features

  • Multiple field placements with expert Vermont teachers
  • Diverse opportunities to explore the progressive educational practices for which the state is known
  • A rigorous and comprehensive course sequence
  • Collaborative cohort model culminating in a transformative capstone experience

The MAT is designed as a fifth year initial licensure option for undergraduates as well as a stand-alone licensure and master’s degree program for those seeking a career change.

The MAT offers licensure tracks in art, elementary, middle, secondary, and special education with the option of pursuing additional endorsements (in early childhood education, for example).

Art Education
Elementary Education
Middle Level Education
Secondary Education
Special Education

Candidates pursuing the one-year full-time option will begin coursework in May and graduate the following May. The majority of courses in the summer and fall are offered in the evening, and the spring semester includes full-time student teaching and the capstone seminar.

The mission of the Education Programs at Saint Michael's College is to contribute to the intellectual, ethical, social and spiritual development of individuals and culture, with an emphasis on creativity, curiosity, contemplation, collaboration, social justice, and sustainability.

Masters of Arts in Teaching

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