12 months
1465 USD/credit 46880 USD/year
1465 USD/credit 46880 USD/year
825 USD/credit 26400 USD/year
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The Teaching program of University of Michigan - Dearborn combines the expertise of a master's degree with a secondary teaching certificate. 

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Graduates from the Teaching program of University of Michigan - Dearborn are prepared to be competent, caring and reflective educators who are certified to teach grades 6-12 in chosen content areas. The MAT degree is a unique Master’s program, where students will take 32 credits of graduate level coursework, along with the required undergraduate coursework to meet the requirements of a content major and minor (if chosen).  Ideally, an applicant will have earned a degree in a content area that is taught in the secondary classroom or will have completed a substantial portion of the coursework required for one or more of the teaching majors offered at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. 

With successful completion of the program, students earn both their master’s degree and the faculty’s recommendation to the Michigan State Board of Education leading to a Michigan Secondary Standard Teaching Certificate.

What will I learn?

  • Candidates for certification will be capable in their content specialty areas (teaching major(s) and/or minor(s))
  • Candidates for certification will be capable users of pedagogical knowledge
  • Candidates for certification will be reflective about their practice

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Theoretical Foundations of Education
  • Adolescent Development & Management
  • Learning & Classroom Assessment
  • Reading in the Content Area
  • Design of Technology-Based Learning 
  • Directed Teaching

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Admission is rolling, and you may begin the program in September or January. May admission is also usually possible for part-time students.


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 3.0 GPA or higher on submitted transcripts
  • Three professional letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1465 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    26400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 825 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Dearborn

1000 - 1500 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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