The Dreeben School of Education offers three master's degrees in education: the Master of Arts (M.A.), the Master of Education (M.Ed.), and the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.). These degrees are designed for students who wish to increase academic and professional competence through graduate study.
The Master of Arts degree requires completion of 36 semester hours of coursework, 24 of which must be in education. The degree is appropriate for students applying coursework not designated as an education course.
This Master of Education degree is designed for students completing all coursework in education. The degree requires completion of 36 semester hours of coursework based upon the graduate core curriculum and the area of concentration.
Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)
The Master of Arts in Teaching degree offers an opportunity for students to become certified as either elementary, secondary, or all-level teachers in conjunction with obtaining a master's degree. The M.A.T. degree requires 36-42 hours of coursework (depending on the area of certification) and a satisfactory Teacher Apprenticeship (student teaching) experience or the completion of a one-year internship with a satisfactory evaluation.
The Teacher Education graduate degree program provides additional information.