10 months
40894 USD/year
40894 USD/year
24118 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Social Studies Education from the University of Pittsburgh pairs rigorous coursework with substantial classroom time to prepare graduates with both the theoretical knowledge and the real-world experience that they will need to forge successful teaching careers.


From drawing up lesson plans to managing the classroom, the MAT program will provide you with a rigorous and thorough foundation in the fundamentals of teaching. The program pairs intensive coursework with student teaching opportunities to ready the next generation of Social Studies teachers.

Career Prospects

The Master of Arts (MAT) program in Social Studies Education at the University of Pittsburgh offers students a rigorous course of instruction in teaching Social Studies topics in grades 7-12. The MAT satisfies the requirements for earning a Pennsylvania Instructional I Certificate and provides students with a Master’s in Teaching upon graduation.

The program is geared toward students who wish to teach within the field of social studies at the secondary level. This intensive, three-term program combines rigorous coursework with substantial hands-on teaching experience to give graduates both the theoretical grounding and real-world skill they will need to embark upon their teaching careers.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Education And Society
  • History Of Education
  • Race And Racism In Education And Society
  • Leadership In Service Learning
  • Sociology Of Education
  • Education And Culture

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 10 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

priority given to applications received by January 15


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are submitted through the Pitt Education Online Application Form
  • There is a non-refundable application fee of $50 (USD) to be paid by credit card
  • Your online application must include (a.) a Goal statement, (b.) your resume or curriculum vita, and (c.) contact information for three academic or professional contacts to later be invited to provide letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40894 USD per year during 10 months.
  • National

    40894 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40894 USD per year during 10 months.
  • In-State

    24118 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24118 USD per year during 10 months.

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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