Full-Time, One-Year Program

Loyola’s full-time 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 in just one year. 

Elementary Program

The MAT elementary program requires 39 credit hours. 

Program Format

  • The full-time MAT is completed in one year (summer-spring).
  • The full-time program begins in May. 
  • Courses are offered in the evenings. 
  • In the fall semester, students will attend internship in a local school two days per week, with full-time internship in the spring semester.

Program of Study

Summer: June - August 

RE 760 Processes and Acquisitions of Literacy (3 credits) 
TE 603   Learning Sciences (3 credits)
RE 761  Materials for Teaching Reading (3 credits)
SE 761  Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
TE 633 Elementary Social Studies Methods and Management (2 credits)

Fall: September - December

RE 762 Assessment and Instruction in Reading I (3 credits)
TE 600 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
TE 670 Teacher Research and Inquiry (3 credits)
TE 631 Elementary Mathematics Methods and Management (3 credits)
TE 679 Internship I (1 credit)

Spring: January - May

TE 632 Elementary STEM Methods and Management (3 credits)
RE 763 Assessment and Instruction in Reading II (3 credits)
TE 680 Internship II & Seminar (6 credits)

Secondary Program 

The MAT secondary program requires 34 credit hours. 

Grades 7-12 Certification Areas

Grades PK-12 Certification Areas

Program Format

  • The full-time MAT is completed in one year (summer-spring).
  • The full-time program begins in May. 
  • Courses are offered in the evenings.
  • In the fall semester, students will attend internship in a local school two days per week, with full-time internship in the spring semester. 

Program of Study 

Summer: May - August 

ET 605 Introduction to Educational Technology (3 credits)
SE 761 Introduction to Special Education (3 credits)
TE 603 Learning Sciences (3 credits)
TE 612 Secondary Methods of Teaching (3 credits)

Fall: September - December

TE 600 Foundations of Education (3 credits)
TE 60^ Content Area Methods (3 credits)
TE 670 Teacher Research and Inquiry (3 credits)
TE 65^ Internship I (1 credit)

Spring: January - May

TE 65^ Internship II & Seminar (6 credits)
RE 733 Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas I (3 credits)
RE 744  Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas II (3 credits)

Benefits of the Full-Time, One-Year MAT Option

  • Full-Time One-Year students complete the program in a cohort, taking courses together throughout the year.
  • Courses may be offered at the Baltimore and Timonium campuses.

Teacher Certification Requirements

Completion of this program and appropriate licensure exams lead to eligibility for Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) certification.

Loyola Seniors

Loyola seniors now have the option to apply to the Full-Time, One-Year MAT program through Fast-Track admission. To learn more and apply, visit the Fast-Track page.

Program Pathways

Practical, Real-World Application

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.

Hear from Greyhounds
Loyola’s MAT program was exactly what I was looking for— a great hands on experience with supportive and encouraging mentors. The internship experience has been amazing and I have learned so much from all of my professors and my mentor teachers, so I feel that Loyola has prepared me to be the kind of educator that I strive to be.
Nicole Levine, '22
The MAT program's clinical and academic experiences prepared me to be a teacher who models compassion, competence, creativity, preparation, reflection, and responsiveness to diverse learners. In just one year, I have grown tremendously and am proud to be a part of this community of highly qualified teachers.
Summer Pearson, ‘22
As an educator, the MAT program gave me the necessary tools to promote and cultivate, diversity, equity, and inclusion in my classroom. Invaluable internship experiences alongside relevant curriculum ensured that my transition from scholar to educator be a seamless and successful one.
Martina Ramirez, '18
Ready to learn more?

Explore the following links or contact us at mat@loyola.edu or 410-617-5095. For admission-related questions, contact Mechelle Palmer at mjpalmer@loyola.edu.

Pursuing Justice, Together

When students enroll in the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education programs at Loyola’s School of Education, they are welcomed into a vibrant and diverse community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are engaged in ensuring an inclusive educational system that actualizes social justice.