Secondary Education, M.A.T.

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

Coed Students

USJ offers two pathways toward an M.A.T. in Secondary Education and recommendation for licensure as a grade 7-12 subject teacher in the State of Connecticut in one of the following subject areas: English; Social Studies; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry; General Science; World Languages; and Family and Consumer Sciences. Applications are accepted until the beginning of September for a fall start date.

Pathway #1: A 39-credit self-paced program.

Pathway #2: Accelerated program, Reach to Teach: a 16-month month, 36-credit, cohort-based program in which students receive a 9-credit tuition waiver for student teaching.

The M.A.T. 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.

Degree Program Designed for Working Professionals

The Secondary 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 Fact Sheet Program Curriculum

Program Outcomes

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



Anthony Johnston, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Education at [email protected] or 860.231.5830

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