Typically, secondary education teachers specialize in a particular subject area. If you have your bachelor’s degree, we offer an intensive program that allows you to earn your master’s degree in teaching and your teaching certification in five semesters. You’ll enter in the fall as a full-time graduate student and spend your first two semesters interning in a school while attending evening seminars on campus. The internship helps defray the cost of tuition.
Quinnipiac has forged collaborative partnerships with several area schools that allow you to learn best teaching methods while being an integral part of that school’s educational team. Our efforts to enhance teaching and learning in STEM-related fields reinforce our goal to help you teach in an increasingly digital global community.
You’ll take three graduate-level content courses in your specialty as well as a course on how to best teach your subject.
The School of Education helps you get your first job in education by holding resume-writing workshops, assisting you as your fill out your certification paperwork, and holding an interview evening during which local administrators advise you on interviewing skills.
Curriculum and Requirements
Secondary Education MAT Curriculum
|ED 500||Internship & Seminar I||1|
|ED 501||Internship & Seminar II||1|
|ED 509||Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum||3|
|ED 510||Adolescent Development||3|
|ED 521||Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education||3|
|ED 525||Diversity in the Classroom||3|
|ED 550||Issues and Research in Education||2|
|ED 571||Learning and Teaching the Developing Child||3|
|ED 573||Advanced Teaching and Learning - Secondary||3|
|ED 576||Teacher Discourse in the Secondary Classroom||3|
|ED 577||Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom||3|
|ED 601||Student Teaching and Seminar||6|
|ED 616||Secondary Education Internship III||1|
|ED 617||Secondary Education Internship IV||1|
|ED 693||Research I||2|
|ED 694||Research II||2|
|Select one of the following methods courses:||3|
|Methods II: Teaching Biology|
|Methods II: Teaching English|
|Methods II: Teaching History/Social Studies|
|Methods II: Teaching Mathematics|
|Methods II: Teaching a World Language|
|Complete three graduate content discipline courses||12|
|SPED 552||Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom||3|
May 1 is the priority deadline for fall enrollment.
Admission to the graduate MAT program is based on a holistic review by MAT program faculty of the following admission requirements:
- A preferred 3.0 minimum overall undergraduate GPA (from all colleges and universities attended) for 45 credits of course work with a subject area major or appropriate interdisciplinary major (applicants with overall GPAs below 2.67 will not be considered).
- A passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills Test or a Praxis Core Academic Skills Assessment Waiver.
- At least two written recommendations from individuals who have recent knowledge (within the last two years) of the applicant's suitability as a prospective educator, including one from a college instructor.
- A written essay completed on-site that meets program standards.
- A formal interview during which the applicant is expected to demonstrate: an ability to communicate clearly; a demeanor appropriate to the teaching profession; and a maturity and attitude necessary to meet the demands of the MAT program.
- Effective July 1, 2010, Connecticut law requires all teacher candidates to undergo a criminal background check prior to being placed in a public school setting for field study, internship and student teaching. Because a clinical experience is an integral part of each semester, failure to abide by this law will make an applicant ineligible for admission to the program. The School of Education has procedures in place to assist candidates in obtaining the background check. The cost of the background check is the responsibility of the teacher candidate.
Complete the online application, and send all official transcripts in a sealed envelope by mail to Office of Graduate Admissions or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.