Tomorrow’s educators are cultivated here—at Drew. Develop your teaching skills in a clinically rich program that blends university coursework with practical field experience. Work closely with program faculty to understand the needs of diverse learners in a highly networked world. Become an inspirational teacher and live your passion every day in the classroom.
"The M.A.T. program at Drew offers the two most critical pieces for an exceptional teaching graduate program: early exposure to the classroom and access to a robust network of professionals in the field."
Jonathon Dragon G'17
Social Studies Teacher, Mountain View Middle School, Mendham, NJ
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) program prepares teachers to meet the challenges of diverse learners in 21st-century classrooms. Teacher candidates participate in clinically rich coursework in a variety of learning environments in urban and suburban settings. Faculty-mentors encourage our future teachers to build their professional networks to successfully transition into the classroom.
Drew’s program leads to a M.A.T. degree with certification to teach in elementary or secondary education. We prepare secondary education teachers in English, math, science, social studies, world languages, and the arts. Candidates can complete the program in one year of full-time or two years of part-time study.
Drew undergraduates can enroll in the BA/M.A.T. track, taking four courses in their junior and senior years. This path makes candidates eligible to pursue a dual certification in special education in their fifth year.
Certified teachers can also earn an endorsement in Teacher of Students with Disabilities (21 credits) or Teaching English as a Second Language (18 credits).
- Start Terms:
- Summer: Full or Part Time
- Fall: Part Time only
- Summer Deadlines:
- Priority Deadline: February 1
- Rolling Admissions: Until May 1
- Fall Deadline:
- Application Fee:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.*
- Completed online application
- Official transcripts from all higher education institutions
- Passing Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators scores**
- Passing Praxis® Subject Assessments scores
- Oral Proficiency Interview (if applicable)
- Personal statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Interview (optional)
- Application fee
*Applicants to the Secondary Education track of the M.A.T. program must have 30 credits or a major in the subject area in which they are seeking certification and meet all other state required content prerequisites.
*** In lieu of Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators scores students may submit SAT, GRE or ACT test results. For details on qualifying GRE, SAT and ACT scores, please refer to the New Jersey Department of Education Exemption sheet. Applications can be reviewed for Conditional Admission without passing Praxis® Core Academic Skills for Educators and/or Praxis® Subject Assessments scores.
Be the Teacher You Know You Can Be—Affordably.
We’ve Lowered Our Tuition for Education Students.
Drew’s teacher education programs develop your teaching skills by blending your coursework with real-world, hands-on experiences. Collaborate with faculty mentors on understanding the needs of diverse learners in a highly networked world.
This personalized approach doesn’t come with a hefty price tag. Starting in fall 2019, teacher education programs will be just $800 per credit—about what you’d pay at most New Jersey institutions.
Additionally, 92% of our students qualify for scholarships or other financial assistance, including a special Educator Scholarship.