Loyola's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program offers a course of study that provides initial teacher certification and is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified teachers who are responsive to the needs of diverse learners. Offered for both full-time and part-time enrollment, the MAT program offers a rich integration of coursework, clinical experience, and individualized attention. Students become educators committed to the development of all children—with particular attention paid to those who have been underserved. The program is grounded in the guiding tenets of Loyola's School of Education conceptual framework - competence, conscience, and compassion - and is influenced by the Jesuit educational philosophy, which emphasizes academic excellence, reflective practice, ethical leadership, and social justice in education. Students complete clinical experiences in Professional Development and partnership schools in the greater Baltimore area. Students who are already teaching in their certification area may have the option to complete their field experiences and/or internship in their schools.
MAT, Elementary (grades 1-6)
MAT, Art (grades PK-12)
MAT, Biology (grades 7-12)
MAT, Chemistry (grades 7-12)
MAT, English (grades 7-12)
MAT, French (grades PK-12)
MAT, Mathematics (grades 7-12)
MAT, Music (vocal or instrumental) (grades PK-12)
MAT, Physics (grades 7-12)
MAT, Social Studies (grades 7-12)
MAT, Spanish (grades PK-12)
Combined B.A./B.S. MAT Program (5th Year Master's degree for Loyola Students)
Full-Time One-Year Program
Loyola’s Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program is designed to prepare exceptionally qualified teachers who are culturally and linguistically responsive to the needs of diverse learners.
The MAT elementary program requires 38-39 credit hours.
The MAT secondary program requires 34-35 credit hours.
Grades 7-12 Certification Areas
Grades PK-12 Certification Areas
Music (vocal or instrumental)
The full-time MAT is completed in one year (summer-spring).
Courses are offered in the evenings.
In the fall semester, students will attend an internship in a local school two days per week, with a full-time internship in the spring semester.
Teacher Certification Requirements
Completion of this program and appropriate licensure exams lead to eligibility for Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification.