On behalf of the faculty of the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program, I am pleased to welcome you to our website!
In the MAT program at Jessup, we offer pre-service teachers the opportunity to learn about the needs of students and the complex processes of pedagogy, curricula development, and research. The Master of Arts in Teaching is skillfully designed for students seeking to complete educational research and earn a multiple subject or single subject teaching credential for use in public or private school. Taught by scholar-practitioners who possess both academic and practical experience, this one evening a week program efficiently covers 45 units of teaching preparation courses. Built around a cohort model, candidates in the program quickly bond and grow as they learn together. Approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, we offer both Multiple Subject and Single Subject credentials.
In our MAT program, we train and mentor pre-service teachers through in person and online coursework toward their future careers as scholars and practitioners. The MAT program is a hybrid instructional delivery program that provides on campus, online, and off campus assignments and field experiences. This program is divided into two phases: 1) Thirty four units, completion of coursework leading to a California preliminary teaching credential, and over 50 hours of supervised field experience; and 2) Eleven units supported by direct, collaborative, and mentor supported instruction culminating in a research project and symposium.
Our MAT program (both the professional and research facets) focuses on character development as each course centers on one of the following characteristics: love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. These characteristics are embedded into the course sequence to encourage pre-service teachers to develop moral character and encourage this development among their students.
I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our MAT program. Please feel free to contact me, the faculty, and our staff for more information.
Lois Harmon, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair of the Masters of Arts in Teaching Program