Secondary Education, MAT (Hybrid)

Become a middle school or high school teacher, grades 7-12

USJ offers two pathways toward a MAT in Secondary Education and recommendation for licensure as a grade 7-12 subject teacher in the State of Connecticut.

The MAT in Secondary Education 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. Applications are accepted until the beginning of September for a fall start date. Subject areas include English; Social Studies; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry; General Science; World Languages; and Family and Consumer Sciences.

REACH to Teach (accelerated)

REACH to Teach is an accelerated Master of Arts in Teaching program for candidates seeking initial licensure in secondary education. This 39-credit cohort program, completed in 16 months, meets the Connecticut requirements for initial teacher licensure in secondary content, Grades 7-12. Candidates in good standing earn a 9-credit tuition waiver during student teaching.

Admission requirements are higher:

  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • For all other requirements, see Acceptance requirements.
  • Students must remain in good academic standing to remain in the accelerated program.

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Program Outcomes

  • Learn best practices in curriculum and instruction in secondary education
  • Develop equitable teaching practices that support the learning of all students
  • Experience a field-based program that connects theory and practice

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    Don Siler, Ph.D.
    Program Director, Secondary Education
    Phone: 860.231.5764
    Email: [email protected]

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