Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program

Now more than ever, we need amazing high school teachers. When you step into the classroom, you have the opportunity to shape the future of the country by giving students—all students—the support they need to reach their full potential. Duke's Masters of Arts in Teaching Program is here to make sure you succeed.

Duke University's Master of Arts in Teaching program is an accelerated teacher preparation and licensure program that prepares candidates to enter classrooms as culturally responsive educators equipped with the skills and content knowledge needed to support the learning of all students.

This 12-month program provides pedagogical expertise, a 27-week internship and prepares you for initial teaching licensure so you are equipped for your new career. Even more importantly, it offers the training you need to be the kind of teacher who can make a real impact.

Why Duke MAT

  • Partnership with Durham Public Schools
  • Extensive field experience supported within multiple local high schools
  • Earn your master’s degree and North Carolina Initial Professional teaching license
  • Fellowship opportunities available ranging from partial to full tuition support
  • Expanded learning opportunities with Duke faculty with expertise in multiple disciplines

The year-long Master of Arts in Teaching program degree is designed for individuals interested in earning their master’s and initial teaching license to teach in one of the following content areas:

  • Secondary English Education
  • Secondary Social Studies Education
  • Secondary Science Education
  • Secondary Math Education

You're Invited: Master of Arts in Teaching Information Session - Jan. 8, 2024

Monday, January 8 at 4:00PM EST via Zoom. Join us to learn more about the Master of Arts in Teaching program, fellowship opportunities and the application process. Please complete the registration form  to attend the session.

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