College of Education

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) – One Year Option

The One-Year option provides the opportunity for full-time graduate study leading to teacher certification in one of the General Education concentrations - Early Childhood, Elementary or Secondary.  (Special Education certification is not available through the One-Year Program.) Students complete the MAT degree and certification requirements in four semesters: summer, fall, minimester and spring. This option begins only in the summer semester when courses are taken in the mornings and afternoons. During the fall, minimester and spring semesters, students have program requirements throughout the day and some evenings.

Benefits of the One-Year Option

  • Students earn a master’s degree and eligibility for initial teacher certification in one year.
  • One-Year students complete the program in a cohort, taking courses together throughout the year.
  • During the summer semester courses are offered during the day.

Getting Started

Have you submitted your transcripts to the MAT office for an analysis? A transcript analysis determines the content area prerequisites you may be required to complete in addition to MAT program course work. In order to join the One-Year option, you must have all but two content area prerequisites completed.

It is highly recommended that you request a transcript analysis at least two semesters prior to the start of your One-Year program. This will give you time to complete any prerequisite content course(s) and be eligible for admission to the program.

Please send a brief cover letter stating your intended area of concentration along with your name, mailing address, email address and telephone number. Also include an official or unofficial copy of your transcripts from all two- and four-year colleges/universities you have attended. If you submit official transcripts to the MAT office, they will be shared with the Graduate Admissions office.

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Please mail your cover letter and transcripts to:

MAT Program Coordinator
College of Education
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

You will receive written notification of your transcript analysis results mailed to your home address. Any missing content area prerequisites required for the program will be identified.

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Phone: 410-704-5388
Fax: 410-704-2733



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