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Master of Art in Teaching (MAT)

Clarkson University
1 to 2 Years
Full time
Master's degree
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Program description

Master of Art in Teaching (MAT)

The Clarkson MAT program is the right career choice because graduates consistently have a success rate of over 90% on the rigorous New York State Teacher Certification Exams and a job placement rate of 100 percent for the past 3 years. Our students graduate with confidence and hands on experience in the classroom built during an individually selected, full-year, mentored teaching residency included as part of the program.

The MAT program is a licensure-endorsing program that prepares you for the New York State teachers certification at the secondary level (7 - 12 grade). The program prepares you in the following disciplines: biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, technology (K - 12), mathematics, English, social studies, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Latin, Russian and Spanish. Additional coursework is available to extend foreign language certification for first-grade teachers, and other disciplines for fifth-grade teachers.

Admission requirements

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Online application (
  • All postsecondary transcripts
  • GRE or GMAT exam scores
  • Two to three letters of recommendation*
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS score reports
  • Duolingo English Test score 115
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV


*varies by program

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Program content

The MAT program at Clarkson is a 38 credit hour program. This coursework will be focused around teaching and can be tailored to your subject of interest. Students can complete the program in as little as one year, or spread their studies out. Students who begin in the summer term (third week of June), should complete the degree within 12 months. Students starting in the spring semester (second week of January), should complete the degree within 18 months. Those who start the program in the fall semester (last week of August), should complete the degree in 22 months.

For more information please visit the University website.

Scholarships & funding

Clarkson and the government offer grants and scholarships to help you pay for school. There is even a specific grant for prospective teachers. Learn about our scholarships and grants.

Continuing studies

New York may need to hire 180,000 new teachers by 2027, predicts SUNY Chancellor Emeritus Nancy Zimpher. This looming teacher shortage is expected to impact urban and rural school districts, and foreign languages and STEM subjects the most.

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Clarkson University

Over our 120+-year history, Clarkson has honed an ecosystem that lets you design your rigorous academics, research and social life to intentionally collide with your own personal passions to create a powerful learning experience.  If you like to roll-up your...

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Clarkson University

8 Clarkson Ave
13699 Potsdam New York
United States of America

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