Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program

Duke University's MAT Program partners with Durham Public High Schools to prepare culturally responsive teachers who focus on relationships with students and reflection on their teaching practice. 

The Program provides individualized support for teacher candidates, in part through a collaborative cohort model. MAT candidates conduct a 27-week-long internship at two Durham Public Schools under the guidance of experienced mentor-faculty. Through graduate-level education and content-area coursework, students develop their teaching skills and become thoughtful leaders in the field of education.

Licensure Content Areas:

The twelve-months Master of Arts in Teaching degree is designed for individuals interested in getting a license to teach in the following content areas:

  • Secondary English Education

  • Secondary Social Studies Education

  • Secondary Science Education

  • Secondary Math Education

To earn the Master of Arts in Teaching certification, you must have an undergraduate degree in that field of certification, or in a field closely related.


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