Master of Arts in Teaching

Earn your Teaching License and Masters in One Year!

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).

Licensure Tracks

See Art Concentration Map for course sequence and other information.

Saint Michael’s College Graduate Programs in Education have a state-approved program that leads to teacher licensure in visual arts (PK-12).

Prerequisites for Admission to Art Education Licensure Program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a major in visual arts, supporting liberal arts general education courses, and fulfillment of the Vermont Agency of Education guidelines for an endorsement in art
  • Evidence of enrollment or audit of subject area within the last five years.
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0, and GPA of 3.0 in subject area.
  • Portfolio of 10 pieces showing range of artistic literacy to be presented at interview.
  • Successful completion of the entrance interview with Coordinator of Arts in Education.
  • Evidence of successful work experience with children.

All initial licensure applicants must also apply to the MAT. We now offer an additional endorsement (different content area or level) for students if requirements have been met. Please consult with your advisor.

Required Courses:
(3 credits each unless otherwise noted)

Course requirements for licensure, as listed in our Graduate Catalog, are subject to change according to State regulation.


License reciprocity

Vermont is part of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” outlines which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by the state. This means that in earning a recommendation for Vermont licensure candidates will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for licensure in many other states. Candidates are encouraged to check the Department/Agency of Education website for any other states in which they are planning to teach to determine if any additional requirements will need to be met. For updated information on the State of Vermont Board of Education Licensing Information, visit their website.

See Elementary Concentration Map for course sequence and other information.

Saint Michael’s College Graduate Programs in Education have a state-approved program that leads to licensure as an elementary teacher in grades K-6.

Early Childhood Education Endorsement

Prerequisites for Admission to the Elementary Licensure Program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree with successful completion of a liberal arts or science major or equivalent as defined in the Vermont Licensing Rules
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the major
  • Successful completion of the entrance interview
  • Evidence of successful work experience with children

All initial licensure applicants will apply to the MAT. Candidates may be eligible for an additional endorsement (different content area or level, for example, early childhood education) if requirements have been met.  Interested candidates should consult with their advisor.

Saint Michael’s College also offers an Early Childhood Education Endorsment, click here to learn more.

One-Year Course Sequence

Summer Fall Spring
1st Summer Session 2nd Summer Session GED 641 - Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom Pre-K-12 Credits: 3 cr.GED 550 - Student Teaching Internship Credits: 6 cr. 
GED 516 - Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future Credits: 3 cr.GED 643 - Multisensory Language-Based Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities Credits: 3 cr.GED 613 - Mathematics in the Pre-K-6 Classroom Credits: 3 cr.
 

GED 555 - Student Teaching Seminar Credits: 3 cr.


 


GED 520 - Child and Adolescent Development Credits: 3 cr. 

GED 678 - Heroes, Art and Social Justice: Aesthetic Perspectives Credits: 3 cr.


OR


GED 693 - Integrating Art, Social Studies and Language: Pre-K-6 Credits: 3 cr.


 GED 695 - Teaching Pre-K-6 Science and Engineering Credits: 3 cr.  GED 691 - Personalized Inquiry: Finding your Why Credits: 2 
GED 522 - Teaching Literacy in the Pre-K-6 Classroom Credits: 3 cr.  

 GED 528 - Pre-K-6 Curriculum, Assessment and Management
Credits: 4 cr.


 
9 credits6 credits  13 credits 11 credits
Public School Placement Summer School Placement 

Practicum in Student Teaching Placement


6 hours/week




 

Student Teaching Placement


Full time




A Two-Year Course Sequence is also available. For more information, click here.

Required Courses:
(3 credits unless otherwise noted)

License reciprocity

Vermont is part of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” outlines which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by the state. This means that in earning a recommendation for Vermont licensure candidates will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for licensure in many other states. Candidates are encouraged to check the Department/Agency of Education website for any other states in which they are planning to teach to determine if any additional requirements will need to be met. For updated information on the State of Vermont Board of Education Licensing Information, visit their website.

See Middle Level Concentration Map for course sequence and other information.

Saint Michael’s College Graduate Programs in Education have a state-approved program that leads to licensure as a middle level teacher in grades 5-9 in English, social studies, science, or math.

Prerequisites for Admission to the Middle Level Licensure Program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Eighteen credits in the content area of licensure with at least six of those credits at the advanced undergraduate level or higher as defined in the Vermont Licensing Rules
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.0, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the content area
  • Successful completion of the entrance interview
  • Evidence of successful work experience with children

All initial licensure applicants will apply to the MAT. Candidates may be eligible for an additional endorsement (different content area or level) if requirements have been met. Interested candidates should consult with their advisor.

One-Year Course Sequence

Summer Fall Spring
1st Summer Session 2nd Summer Session GED 641 - Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom Pre-K-12 Credits: 3 cr.GED 550 - Student Teaching Internship Credits: 6 cr. 
GED 516 - Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future Credits: 3 cr.GED 530 - Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools Credits: 3 cr.GED 547 - Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Assessment Credits: 4 cr.GED 555 -
Student Teaching Seminar Credits: 3 cr.

GED 580 - Approaches to Teaching
Credits: 3 cr.


  GED 691 - Personalized Inquiry: Finding your Why Credits: 2 cr 
GED 520 - Child and Adolescent Development Credits: 3 cr. GED 635A - Middle Grades Organization Credits: 3 cr.   
6 credits3 credits  10 credits 11 credits
Public School Placement Summer School Placement 

Practicum in Student Teaching Placement


6 hours/week




 

Student Teaching Placement


Full time




A Two-Year Course Sequence is also available. For more information, click here.

Required Courses:
(3 credits each unless otherwise noted)

License reciprocity

Vermont is part of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” outlines which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by the state. This means that in earning a recommendation for Vermont licensure candidates will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for licensure in many other states. Candidates are encouraged to check the Department/Agency of Education website for any other states in which they are planning to teach to determine if any additional requirements will need to be met. For updated information on the State of Vermont Board of Education Licensing Information, visit their website.

See Secondary Concentration Map for course sequence and other information.

Saint Michael’s College Graduate Programs in Education have a state-approved program that leads to licensure as a secondary teacher in grades 7-12 in in the following subject areas: English, Modern and Classical Languages, Mathematics, General Science, and Social Studies.

Prerequisites for Admission to the Secondary Licensure Program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A thirty-credit major (or equivalent) in the content area of licensure with at least nine of those credits at the advanced undergraduate level or higher as defined in the Vermont Licensing Rules
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the content area
  • Successful completion of the entrance interview
  • Evidence of successful work experience with children

All initial licensure applicants will apply to the MAT. Candidates may be eligible for an additional endorsement (different content area or level, for example, middle level) if requirements have been met. Interested candidates should consult with their advisor.

One-Year Course Sequence

Summer Fall Spring
1st Summer Session 2nd Summer Session GED 641 - Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom Pre-K-12 Credits: 3 cr.GED 550 - Student Teaching Internship Credits: 6 cr. 
GED 516 - Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future Credits: 3 cr.GED 530 - Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools Credits: 3 cr.GED 547 - Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Assessment Credits: 4 cr.GED 555 -
Student Teaching Seminar Credits: 3 cr.
GED 580 - Approaches to Teaching

Credits: 3 cr.
GED 691 - Personalized Inquiry: Finding your Why Credits: 2 cr 
GED 520 - Child and Adolescent Development Credits: 3 cr.   
6 credits3 credits  10 credits 11 credits
Public School Placement Summer School Placement 

Practicum in Student Teaching Placement


6 hours/week




 

Student Teaching Placement


Full time




A Two-Year Course Sequence is also available. For more information, click here.

Required Courses:
(3 credits each unless otherwise noted)

Course requirements for licensure, as listed in our Graduate Catalog, are subject to change according to State regulation. Please contact Amy Saks Pavese, the Licensure Coordinator, with licensure questions.


License reciprocity

Vermont is part of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” outlines which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by the state. This means that in earning a recommendation for Vermont licensure candidates will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for licensure in many other states. Candidates are encouraged to check the Department/Agency of Education website for any other states in which they are planning to teach to determine if any additional requirements will need to be met. For updated information on the State of Vermont Board of Education Licensing Information, visit their website.

See Special Education Concentration Map for course sequence and other information.

Saint Michael’s College Graduate Programs in Education have a state-approved program that leads to licensure as special educator in grades K-8, grade 7-age 21, or K-age 21.

Prerequisites for Admission to the Special Education Licensure Program include:

  • A bachelor’s degree with successful completion of a liberal arts or science major or equivalent as defined in the Vermont Licensing Rules
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher, and a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the major
  • Successful completion of the entrance interview
  • Evidence of successful work experience with children

All initial licensure applicants will apply to the MAT. Candidates may be eligible for an additional endorsement (different content area or level) if requirements have been met. Interested candidates should consult with their advisor.

One-Year Course Sequence

Summer
 FallSpring
1st Summer Session 2nd Summer SessionGED 581 - Social/Emotional Development and Individual Differences Credits: 3 cr. GED 661 - Special Education Practicum Credits: 6 cr.
 

GED 516 - Educational Foundations: Understanding the Past and Creating the Future Credits: 3 cr.GED 631 - Learning, Development and Individual Differences Credits: 3 cr. 
GED 632 - Assessment of Students within General and Special Education Credits: 3 cr. GED 643 - Multisensory Language-Based Literacy Instruction for Students with Disabilities Credits: 3 cr. GED 528 - Pre-K-6 Curriculum, Assessment and Management Credits: 4 cr.


OR


GED 547 - Middle and Secondary Curriculum and Assessment Credits: 4 cr.
GED 662 - Special Education Seminar Credits: 3 cr. 
GED 612 - Math and Diversity Credits: 3 cr.GED 691 - Personalized Inquiry: Finding your Why Credits: 2 cr. 
GED 633 - Legal and Professional Issues in Special Education Credits: 3 cr. 
 

 
 GED 640 – Language and Learning Credits: 3 cr.
 9 credits6 credits14 credits11 credits
 Public School PlacementSummer School Placement Practicum in Student Teaching Placement

6 hours/week 
Student Teaching Placement

Full time 

A Two-Year Course Sequence is also available. For more information, click here.

Required Courses:
(3 credits each unless otherwise noted)

Special Educator Grades K-8 Initial License

Special Educator Grade 7- Age 21 Initial License

Special Educator Grade K- Age 21 Initial License


License reciprocity

Vermont is part of the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, a collection of over 50 individual agreements by states and Canadian provinces. Each individual “agreement” outlines which other states’ educator certificates will be accepted by the state. This means that in earning a recommendation for Vermont licensure candidates will fulfill most, if not all, requirements for licensure in many other states. Candidates are encouraged to check the Department/Agency of Education website for any other states in which they are planning to teach to determine if any additional requirements will need to be met. For updated information on the State of Vermont Board of Education Licensing Information, visit their website.