Program Details

What is the Master of Arts in Teaching?

The Master of Arts in Teaching is an individualized, project-based graduate program for teachers who want to deepen their knowledge of how to teach their subject, as well as enhance their understanding of contemporary educational issues.


How long is the program?

It can be completed either entirely during summer terms, or during the summer and the school year. Under an accelerated schedule, it is possible to complete the program in eight months (this is only recommended for students who can attend full-time). The program culminates in the design of an original Capstone Project, to be used in the classroom or broader school community.


Required courses

  • MAIT 401 Introduction to Inquiry (1 unit)
  • MAIT 402 Content Knowledge (3 units)
  • MAIT 403 Pedagogical Knowledge (3 units)
  • MAIT 404 Capstone Project (2 units*; may be repeated)
  • One or two electives (see below)

*Effective for students admitted to the MAT Summer 2017 or later


A word about electives

In addition, students who have completed their credential at Saint Mary’s College are required to take one 3-unit elective*; those with credentials from outside Saint Mary’s take two 3-unit electives. Electives are offered on a rotating basis during the academic year and summers, and may be taken at any time during the program. See GaelXpress for electives for the current academic year.


Capstone Project

This final project is completed with the support of a Project Chair, and on completion is presented to the KSOE and broader community.

For examples of Capstone Projects completed by graduates of the MAT program, browse:


More Details

See Files below for:

• an information sheet with more details about the program

• course descriptions

• the schedule of courses for Summer 2017







Questions? Want to discuss entry into the MAT program? Please contact us.

Laurie Edwards, Program Director
Cyndie Paul, Program Assistant