The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) was designed for students whom have already completed a B.A. in English or related field, such as Speech, Journalism, or Writing. Students with other majors are considered for admission to the program but are required to take as many as five undergraduate pre-requisite courses (usually English Literature, American Literature, History of the English Language, Advanced Grammar, and Shakespeare).
The M.A.T. provides in-depth preparation in English and the Art of Teaching. For this two-year program, students focus heavily on coursework in curriculum and instruction.
During the first year, a student works to complete 12-15 hours before he/she begins a second-semester teaching internship (12 weeks). During the second year, the focus turns in earnest towards professional courses in education.