Marygrove College has been known for excellence in teaching since 1905 and was one of the first U.S. colleges to offer the convenience and flexibility of obtaining a master's degree via distance learning. With over 28,000 graduates from the Master in the Art of Teaching (MAT) degree program since 1990, Marygrove has a history of serving K-12 teachers with a program that is relevant to today's working educators, with outcomes that improve classroom practice and help graduates fulfill their career aspirations.
Marygrove's MAT degree provides teachers with the opportunity to link the latest developments in educational research to their own teaching practice. The program is designed to empower teachers by focusing on the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective instruction to diverse learners from preschool through high school, including those with special needs.
The structure of the MAT program allows working professionals to obtain their master's degree in less than two years.
The MAT is available as the following programs of study with a focus on:
- Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, K-12
- Elementary Reading & Literacy, K-6
- Elementary Mathematics, K-5
- Middle Level Mathematics, 6-8
- Effective Teaching for the 21st Century
Each of the MAT degrees consists of 10 courses. Six core courses focus on content that all teachers need to know regardless of grade level and/or subject area and five specialty courses focus on the content specific to each program. Descriptions for each of the courses are listed on the following pages.
Advance your career with Marygrove College's MAT Online Degree Program.