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Teacher Education - Culinary Arts, M.A.T.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
, RI,
Research has shown that teaching matters, and that high quality teachers are a key part of providing an equitable education for all students. Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of others? Then earn a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree with a Culinary Arts Education concentration from JWU.


You and your classmates will matriculate as a cohort, following a set sequence of courses, usually 2 or 3 evenings a week each semester. Your coursework includes field-based experiences in public school and JWU culinary classrooms, applying what you’ve learned by working each week with students in a variety of school settings.

As you progress in your fieldwork, you will explore research-based theories and best practices in a real-world setting, first by observing, then working with individual students and small groups, and eventually planning lessons for whole-class instruction.

Upon completion of your coursework and fieldwork, you will be ready for the most dynamic experience of your journey: student teaching in either a high school or university culinary setting, or completing a Culinary Capstone project focused on education. Select the pathway that aligns with your career goals.

When you graduate, you’ll be well prepared to teach in a culinary program or provide educational expertise in a corporate or nonprofit food-related setting.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Integrating Literacy in the Culinary Arts Classroom
  • Curriculum Development for Culinary Arts Programs
  • Strategies for Teaching Culinary Arts Mathematics
  • Methods of Teaching Culinary Arts
  • Assessment for Student Learning
  • Student Teaching or Culinary Capstone

            Detailed Programme Facts

            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Credits
              54-67 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

            English Language Requirements

            You only need to take one of these language tests:

            • Minimum required score:


              The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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              The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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              The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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              PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

            Academic Requirements

            You need the following GPA score:

            Required score: 3

            Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

            Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

            Admission requirements:
            • passed the appropriate content exam for the concentration areas;
            • provided evidence of significant progress toward meeting the Rhode Island Professional Teacher Standards (RIPTS) and all other designated standards related to their concentration; and
            • passed a video assessment of readiness for student teaching and an assessment of technology use to support teaching and learning.

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              356 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 356 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
            • National

              356 USD/credit
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 356 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

            Living costs for Providence

            • 1030 - 1900 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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