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987 USD/credit 43428 USD/year
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About

The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Chatham University was developed on the premise that successful teachers need a strong liberal arts education, in-depth knowledge of a chosen discipline, and mastery of current educational theory, practice, and technology.

Overview

The Master of Arts in Teaching program at Chatham University is designed for students planning teaching careers in PreK–4, Middle Level (Grades 4-8), K–12 Art Education, and Secondary education. Areas of study in Secondary education include biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, social studies, and physics.

Applicants’ transcripts will be reviewed to determine whether students have completed the academic requirements specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the standards for the desired certification area. Undergraduate requirements for certification in a given area can be completed before a student begins the MAT program or can be completed at Chatham along with the MAT curriculum.

The Master of Arts in Teaching degree is a professional program that recommends students for teacher certification in PreK-4 education (PreK-4) and secondary (7-12), biology, chemistry, English, mathematics, physics, and social studies certification. The MAT also offers K-12 certification in art, which requires some coursework in both elementary and secondary education. Candidates interested in art or secondary education should hold a bachelor’s degree in their specific field. Education courses are held both in class and online.

This program involves both classroom study and extensive field experiences, culminating in a fulltime, semester long Student Teaching experience. In accordance with the Pennsylvania State Department of Education (PDE) requirements, candidates must satisfy all regulations pertaining to teacher training contained in the Pennsylvania School Code. These regulations are subject to change by the State. Students will be required to comply with any such regulations that are instituted before they can apply for certification through PDE. In addition, students must have a valid (less than one year old) Child Abuse, Pennsylvania Criminal History and Federal Criminal History Record to enter a school for any and all field work. A P.P.D Tuberculin (TB) Test and a physical exam may also be required to complete field work.

Assistantships & Fellowships

Chatham offers graduate assistantships and work-study positions that provide students with valuable experience and help reduce the cost of tuition in the form of tuition remission or paid compensation. A limited selection of additional program-specific aid such as fellowships, scholarships and tuition waivers are available for specific programs.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Perspectives on Education
  • Games Children Play
  • Trends and Issues in Early Childhood Education
  • Differentiated Reading and Writing
  • Early Elementary Curriculum
  • Data Driven Instructional Decisions
  • Diverse Family and Community Partnerships
  • Methods of Teaching Elementary Social Studies
  • Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics
  • Methods of Teaching Elementary Science
  • Child Development and Learning Theory
  • Literacy
  • Inclusion: Issues and Strategies
  • Integrating the Arts
  • Teaching Strategies for Classroom Teachers
  • Student Teaching
  • Behavior Management in the Classroom
  • Supervised Field III Experience
  • Pedagogical Practices
  • Perspectives on Education
  • Differentiated Reading and Writing

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
  • Overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Applicant's transcripts will be reviewed to determine whether students have completed the academic requirements specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education in the standards for the desired certification area.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 987 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    43428 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 987 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Pittsburg

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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