12 months
37620 USD/year
37620 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Teaching M.A.T. program at University of Puget Sound is one of three programs in the School of Education. Using a reflective, collaborative and justice-oriented approach we prepare teachers who create productive learning environments, critically reflect on their teaching and student learning, and interrogate their own biases and confront inequities in schools.


As a teacher candidate in our Teaching M.A.T. program at University of Puget Sound you will have the opportunity to explore questions related to this work, such as: How can I create a productive learning environment to meaningfully engage my students? How can I foster students’ academic, social, and emotional development? How can I learn from and improve my teaching? How can I confront bias and inequity in my school?

In one academic year candidates earn Washington state residency certification and a master’s degree. You will experience intentional school-based placements, small collaborative classes, active development of cultural competence, and personal mentoring from faculty members and local school teachers.

What you'll learn

  • Cultivate active critical reflection and questioning—to learn from practice, to improve practice, and to support teacher learning as a life-long process of growth
  • Create productive and challenging learning environments—to support and assess student intellectual, social and emotional growth, active engagement, and sense of belonging
  • Interrogate personal biases and social location—to actively pursue culturally-responsive practice and to contribute collaboratively to the ongoing work of equity

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Schools Inside and Out
  • Multiple Perspectives on Classroom Teaching and Learning
  • School Practicum
  • Elementary Curriculum and Instruction
  • Learning and Teaching in the Subject Area
  • Adolescent Identities, Literacies, and Communities

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete both steps of the School of Education Application. The M.A.T. application includes three essay prompts and the M.Ed. application includes one essay prompt. 
    • Official Transcripts: Arrange to have official transcripts of all completed college-level coursework forwarded to the university. 
    • M.Ed. candidates should submit at least one academic reference if they have taken coursework at a college or university within the last three years.
    • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) 
    • Résumé: Submit a résumé via the online application.
    • Interview,
    • Application Fee: A $60 application fee is required, except for current University of Puget Sound undergraduate students and alumni.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37620 USD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    37620 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37620 USD for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Tacoma

1000 - 1580 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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