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Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

Launch your career in education with Quinnipiac’s Graduate MAT

Gain the hands-on skills needed to thrive in an elementary, secondary or special education classroom with Quinnipiac’s MAT program. Earn your master’s degree and initial certification in only five semesters.

1 Year Tuition-Paid Internship

5 Semesters To Be Certification-Ready

3 Pathways Elementary, Secondary or Special Education

Quinnipiac’s Graduate MAT programs provide:

  • A tuition-paid internship program with 20 local school districts, which can cover up to three-and-a-half semesters of tuition costs while providing you with valuable experiences in a variety of classroom settings.

  • Three distinct pathways in elementary, secondary or special education, allowing you to gain the practical skills needed to reach your professional goals.

  • An immersive, hands-on curriculum consisting of classes, internships and student teaching experiences to shape you as a leader in education.

  • Expert instruction in how to manage a classroom, communicate effectively and structure engaging lessons that make use of the latest educational technology.

  • A strong professional network and career transition services to help you secure your first job in education.

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Your Future Is Bright

Quinnipiac’s MAT program makes it easy to accelerate your career success.

98% Success Rate

Percentage of MAT graduates of the 2020 class who have jobs in their chosen fields or are continuing their educations within 6 months of graduation.

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$60K Well Rewarded

Median salary in Connecticut for a public school teacher is $60,620. (, 2023)

+5.5% In Demand

Projected percent changed in employment opportunities for educators from 2021 to 2031. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2022)

In Their Words

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Kyanna Joseph, MAT ’18

6th Grade Language Arts Teacher at ESUMS in West Haven, CT

“The program taught me how to communicate with kids vastly different than me. Moreover, I learned how to negotiate language barriers when dealing with classroom challenges.”

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Ready to learn more about Quinnipiac’s MAT in Elementary, Secondary or Special Education? View additional resources below, or request more information to be connected with a dedicated admissions representative who will answer your questions and provide helpful resources as you evaluate your educational opportunities.

MAT in Elementary Education



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MAT in Secondary Education



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