Students participate in a "morning meeting" during Anne Dichele's graduate education class Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in the School of Education on Quinnipiac's North Haven campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)
,Students participate in a "morning meeting" during Anne Dichele's graduate education class Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in the School of Education on Quinnipiac's North Haven campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University),Students participate in a "morning meeting" during Anne Dichele's graduate education class Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in the School of Education on Quinnipiac's North Haven campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)
,Students participate in a "morning meeting" during Anne Dichele's graduate education class Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 in the School of Education on Quinnipiac's North Haven campus. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

Graduate MAT Degree in Secondary Education

Secondary educators have a passion for their subject matter, and they teach to instill that passion in their students. This graduate program in secondary education gives you the subject matter knowledge and teaching experience you need to profoundly impact the lives and futures of students in grades 7–12.

Program Overview

Earn your master’s degree without breaking the bank

In our Graduate MAT program, you’ll start in the fall semester as a full-time graduate student and spend your first two semesters interning in a local school while attending evening courses on our North Haven Campus. This internship enables you to attend Quinnipiac tuition-free, paying only the fees. Your third semester takes place in the summer and is the only time you will be responsible for paying the full tuition and fees. For the final two semesters, you can reduce your costs even further by electing a second internship option. This qualifies you for another tuition waiver in the fourth semester, and half-price tuition in the fifth semester. Students who decide not to take a second internship are responsible for full tuition and fees for their final two semesters.

For more details on the costs or for a cost breakdown, please contact Graduate Financial Aid:

Curriculum and Requirements

Secondary Education MAT Curriculum

To complete all requirements of the MAT program, a candidate must complete all course work and successfully complete all performance tasks to qualify for teacher certification.

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 courses9
SPED 552Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom3
Total Credits55

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Admissions Requirements

Application Overview


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:

Application 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 transcript review that indicates a “B” or better performance in courses related to mathematics as well as English/language arts. (Students whose transcripts do not meet this criteria will be required to provide proof of basic math/reading competencies as determined by the MAT program director.)

Provide evidence of one of the following basic skills assessments:
Praxis Core Mathematics, Reading, and Writing Tests, SAT, ACT

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.

Questions


If you're considering one of Quinnipiac's outstanding graduate programs, you're on your way to joining a graduate community committed to academic excellence and professional preparation at the highest level.

Please reach out to us with questions about the application process.

Phone: 203-582-8672 or 800-462-1944
Email: graduate@qu.edu
Fax: 203-582-3443

Mail: Quinnipiac University
Office of Graduate Admissions, NH-GRD
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518-1940