Elementary Education, M.A.T.

Become a classroom teacher in grades 1-6

The M.A.T. in Elementary Education is a two-year, 45-credit, cohort-based program that leads to a recommendation for licensure as a grades 1-6 teacher in the State of Connecticut. A new cohort begins every Fall semester. We are still accepting applications for a Fall 2020 start date.

The program is grounded in rigorous academic preparation in methods of curriculum and instruction and the preparation of teachers who support the learning of all students. We are guided by the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and seek to prepare the next generation of teachers to enact these values in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

Teacher Licensure Curriculum

Degree Program Designed for Working Professionals

The Elementary Education, M.A.T. program is designed with the working professional in mind. Courses typically begin at or after 4 p.m. and include the option to complete the program on a full- or part-time basis.

Program Outcomes

  • Learn best practices in curriculum and instruction in the elementary grades.
  • Develop equitable teaching practices that support the learning of all students.
  • Complete and collaborate in a field-based program that connects theory and practice.

Elementary Education Degree Acceptance Requirements

  • Admission application and nonrefundable $50 admission fee.
  • A conferred bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.67
  • Two official transcripts of all undergraduate work and any prior graduate work
  • Two letters of recommendation accompanied by the Letter of Recommendation Cover sheet. Note: Recommendations must be obtained from individuals who are not family members, personal friends or members of the USJ School of Education.
  • An individualized planned program of study developed by the candidate and the faculty advisor, approved by the chair of the Department of Education.
  • A letter of intent

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