Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program

Duke University's MAT Program partners with Durham Public 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 through a collaborative cohort model. MAT candidates participate in a 27 week internship, spending time teaching at two Durham Public Schools high schools under the guidance of experienced mentors. Through graduate-level coursework in pedagogy and their content areas, students develop their teaching skills and become thoughtful leaders in the field of education.

The twelve-months Master of Arts in Teaching degree is designed for individuals interested in getting a teaching license 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.