Trinity’s M.A.T. program is designed to prepare you to achieve your teaching credential, enabling you to become a classroom teacher. Credentialed teachers are in high demand in the Washington metro area and across the country. With a Trinity M.A.T. degree you will be prepared to teach in diverse classroom settings and be ready to start your career in education.
Small class sizes and one-on-one faculty-student relationships make Trinity’s M.A.T. program unique. Convenient, seminar-style classes are offered during evenings, and the program can be completed with either full- or part-time study. Because Trinity’s program emphasizes the value of student teaching, you will complete at least one semester of full-time study during the final hands-on internship experience.
Trinity offers five concentrations within the Master of Arts in Teaching degree program, each preparing you for employment in high-demand positions:
- Through coursework and hands-on field-based experience, the Early Childhood Education concentration gives you the skills to work with young children ages 3 through 8. The program is also suitable if you wish to pursue a career in child care or child development services such as Head Start.
- The Elementary Education concentration is ideal if you wish to pursue a career working with younger students in grades 1 through 6. Courses in this program focus on the teaching and assessment of literacy and reading skills, mathematics, and scientific inquiry.
- The Elementary Education concentration is also available as an Intensive one-year program. The intensive M.A.T. is a three-semester full-time version of the regular M.A.T. program but in a different delivery format beginning each May.
- The Secondary Education concentration prepares you to become an English or Social Studies teacher in grades 7 through 12. As a secondary school teacher, you will have the opportunity to encourage students through their teenage years and positively affect their post-high school lives.
- The Special Education concentration helps advance your career by teaching the specific skills and strategies required to teach special education students and classes. Such teachers are in high demand!
- The Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) concentration is perfect if you have a flair for language. Did you study another language in college? Build on those skills with this program to acquire the English-teaching skills that are much in-demand in today’s multicultural classrooms! Advance your career here at home, or use your skills to teach students in other countries!
All programs are fully accredited. To learn about the organizations that recognize each program, please complete the form below.