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Graduate MAT Degree in Secondary Education

Educators share their own expertise with the students they teach. This five-semester program gives you the background and experience that enables you to have a profound impact on the lives and futures of students in grades 9–12.

Program Overview

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

Course List
ED 500Internship & Seminar I1
ED 501Internship & Seminar II1
ED 509Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum3
ED 510Adolescent Development3
ED 521Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
ED 525Diversity in the Classroom3
ED 550Issues and Research in Education2
ED 571Learning and Teaching the Developing Child3
ED 573Advanced Teaching and Learning - Secondary3
ED 576Teacher Discourse in the Secondary Classroom3
ED 577Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom3
ED 601Student Teaching and Seminar6
ED 616Secondary Education Internship III1
ED 617Secondary Education Internship IV1
ED 693Research I2
ED 694Research II2
Select one of the following methods courses:3
ED 502
Methods II: Teaching Biology
ED 504
Methods II: Teaching English
ED 505
Methods II: Teaching History/Social Studies
ED 506
Methods II: Teaching Mathematics
ED 507
Methods II: Teaching a World Language
Complete three graduate content discipline courses12
SPED 552Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom3
Total Credits58