The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in teaching at Ithaca College is a 36-credit graduate program leading to initial teaching certification in either Adolescence Education (for grades 7-12) or Agriculture Education (for grades K-12).
You will join a cohort of approximately 20-25 students to begin your program in late May and continue through late June of the following year. Study includes your academic area of certification in addition to core courses in educational theory, curriculum, and instruction. Hands-on field experiences in varied school and community settings begin from your first summer in the program.
- Begin the graduate program one summer and be fully eligible for graduation, initial certification, and a teaching position by the following summer. Our intensive, 13-month program (late May through late June of the following year) is approved by and registered with the New York State Education Department.
- Access to graduate assistantships and scholarships to offset the cost of attendance, including generous financial support via the New York State Math and Science Teaching Initiatives and the Robert Noyce Teaching Scholarship for those in STEM-related disciplines.
- Pursue your studies in small class sizes, which allow for academic, research, and community-based collaborations among faculty and students.
- Participate in field experiences in multiple, diverse sites, including our partnership school in Harlem, NY.
- Complete a teacher inquiry project prior to graduation.
- Benefit from certification reciprocity agreements with more than 30 other states and jurisdictions.
- Be employed, likely prior to graduation. Our graduates teach in rural, urban, and suburban school districts in New York, surrounding states, and around the country (for instance, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, North Carolina, and Virginia).
- Professional Development Seminar
- Literacy Development for Linguistically Diverse Learners
- The Exceptional Child and the Classroom
- Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines
- Youth Leadership and Organizations
- 13 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesEducation Liberal Arts Teaching View 3581 other Masters in Education in United States
- Recommendation letters: 2 required.
- Recommendation letters are waived for applicants who have completed the Ithaca College Education Studies minor.
- Essay: Required (topic included in application)
- Undergraduate course prerequisites - M.A.T. degree or M.S. degree
- Writing Sample
- Faculty Interview
International27515 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 828 USD per credit during 13 months.
National27515 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 828 USD per credit during 13 months.
Living costs for Ithaca
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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