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Masters of Arts for Teachers: A group of Professional Enrichment Programs

Programs

Natural and Mathematical Sciences

The M.A.T. program in Natural and Mathematical Sciences is offered to strengthen training for teachers preparing to teach natural sciences, mathematics or computer science at the secondary school level.  Please consult the Graduate School Bulletin for detailed information on the program and admission requirements.

Biology

The Master of Arts for Teachers (M.A.T.) in Biology is offered by the Graduate School to provide training beyond the baccalaureate degree for those intending to teach in junior or senior high school and who wish additional training in biology. To find out about the program and admission requirements, please visit the M.A.T. website or the Biology section of the University Graduate School Bulletin.  Further details on the application process for the graduate programs can be found here.

For more information, contact the Biology Graduate Office at 812-856-5522.

Chemistry

The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Chemistry is designed to prepare individuals for teaching in secondary schools and community colleges, directing community outreach programs, corporate trainers, and laboratory directors just to name a few possible career paths. This program can be completed in a two-year full-time year-round program.  You can find out more about the degree and admission requirements from the M.A.T. website  or the Chemistry Section of the University Graduate School Bulletin.  See here for details on how to apply to the graduate programs.

For more information, please contact the Chemistry Graduate Office at chemgrad@indiana.edu or 812-855-2069.

Mathematics

The M.A.T. in Mathematics degree is a 36 credit-hour program of study that prepares graduates to teach secondary school mathematics and provides teachers with a pedagogical foundation that complements a strong mathematical background.  Please visit the M.A.T. website  or the Math Section of the University Graduate School Bulletin to find out more about the program and admission requirements.   Click here for details on the graduate program application process.

You can reach the Math Graduate Office by phone at (812) 855-264 or e-mail at gradmath@indiana.edu for more information.

Physics

The Physics M.A.T. program is designed to strengthen the content knowledge for high school physics teachers, and to provide teachers with an opportunity to explore cutting edge topics in modern physics. More information about the program and the application process can be found at http://www.indiana.edu/~iubphys/degrees/graduate.shtml  or the Physics section of the University Graduate School Bulletin.  See the application instructions for details on how to apply to the graduate programs.

Please contact the Physics Graduate Office at gradphys@indiana.edu or (812) 855-3973 for additional questions.


Social Sciences

Economics

The M.A.T. in Economics provides an individualized 36-credit hour study program, which trains students for teaching careers in secondary schools.  For more information, please consult the Graduate Study Guide or contact the Economics Graduate Office at (812) 855-8453 or rcunning@indiana.edu.

Details about the graduate application process can be found here.

Geography

The M.A.T. program prepares students to teach geography in secondary schools.  For admission into the program, a full undergraduate major in geography is not required, but applicants should have had introductory courses in physical, environmental, or human geography.  An individual program of study will be arranged for each student.  For more details, please contact the Geography Graduate Office at (812) 855-6303. 

For information on how to apply to the graduate programs, please see Graduate Admissions.

History

The M.A.T. program in History is designed to provide content preparation and pedagogical training for graduates preparing to teach history in secondary schools.  Students pursuing the M.A.T. degree must complete a total of thirty-six semester hours of course work, at least 20 of which must be credit hours in history.  You can find a detailed description of the program requirements at the Department of History website or the History section of the University Graduate School Bulletin. For information on admission to the graduate program, see “How to Apply”.

For additional questions, please contact the History Graduate Office at (812) 855-8233 or histadm@indiana.edu.

Political Science

The M.A.T. is designed to prepare students to be qualified instructors of Political Science in secondary schools in which a teaching certificate is required. The requirements for the program leading to the M.A.T. degree are explained in a separate document obtainable from the Political Science Graduate Office. Please contact (812) 855-1208 or iupolsci@indiana.edu for more information.  For details on how to apply to the graduate programs in political science, please click here.


Humanities

Classical Studies

The M.A.T program in Classical Studies is designed to prepare candidates for teaching careers in secondary schools and to provide them with the in-depth study of classical languages, literature, and the culture of the Greco-Roman world that is necessary to become qualified teachers. Although the education component of this degree program along with secondary school certification is administered by the School of Education, students are enrolled in Classical Studies and participate in the same classes as other degree candidates.  Please see the Graduate School Bulletin for more information on the program requirements or the Classical Studies website on the admissions process.  The applications should be sent directly to Classical Studies (see How to Apply.)

Contact the Classical Studies Graduate Office at (812) 855-6651 for more detailed information.

Communication and Culture

The Department of Communication and Culture offers a Teaching Pedagogy Certificate to help students develop and demonstrate excellence in teaching.  For more information about the Certificate in Pedagogy, please click here or contact the Graduate Office at (812) 855-6389.   For details on how to apply to the graduate programs, see Graduate Admissions.

Comparative Literature

The M.A.T. program in Comparative Literature offers advanced training for secondary school teachers or prospective teachers interested in qualifying to teach world literature or interdisciplinary humanities courses.  Emphasis may be on any area of literary study including, cross-cultural literary relations, or literature and the arts (music, film, and the visual arts).  You can obtain more information about the degree requirements from the M.A.T. website  or the Comparative Literature section of the University Graduate School Bulletin.  See Admission Information for details on how to apply to the graduate programs.

For additional information, please contact the Comparative Literature Graduate Office at (812) 855-9602.

Fine Arts

The M.A.T. in Fine Arts degree offers training for students wishing to pursue teaching at the secondary school level in all studio areas of the School of Fine Arts except Painting.  The Master of Fine Arts for Teachers is currently under review. Please check back for further details or contact The Graduate Services Coordinator at (812) 855-0188 or sofagrad@indiana.edu for more information. 

For details on applying to the graduate programs, see Graduate Admissions.

Theatre and Drama

The M.A.T. degree is a 36-hour degree program designed primarily to meet the needs of teachers in the public schools and leads to certification to teach theater and drama at secondary school level.  To see a detailed explanation of program requirements, please visit the Theater and Drama section of the University Graduate School Bulletin.  Click here for instructions on how to apply to the graduate programs.

If you need additional information, please contact the Theater and Drama graduate office at (812) 855-4503.


Languages

Germanic Studies

The M.A.T. degree in Germanic Studies is designed for students who plan a career in secondary school teaching and is focused on improving expertise in content area, second-language pedagogy and effective teaching strategies in German language and culture. With the exception of international students, all candidates must possess a teacher's certificate by the time the degree is conferred. For a detailed description of degree requirements, please visit the M.A.T. webpage or contact the Graduate Office at (812) 855-7947.

More information about the application process can be found here .

Slavic Languages and Literatures

The M.A.T. degree is designed for students who wish to strengthen their preparation to teach Slavic languages in secondary schools and provides strong training that integrates content knowledge with pedagogical grounding.  For more information on program requirements and admissions, please refer to the Slavic Languages section of the University Graduate School Bulletin or contact the department Graduate Office at (812) 855-2608.

For more details on how to apply to the graduate programs, see here.

Spanish and Portuguese

The M.A.T. program in Spanish and Portuguese is designed for students who wish to fulfill requirements for teacher certification in secondary schools and to provide the necessary language training to become effective teachers.  You can find out about the graduate program application process by visiting Graduate Admissions.  For more specific information on the M.A.T. degree requirements, please contact the department Graduate Office at (812) 855-9194.