Earlham's M.A.T. program is an 11-month program that leads to a master's degree and an Indiana teaching license (grades 5-12). The program offers licensure in social studies, English/language arts, mathematics, science, modern foreign languages, music, art, physical education, business, computer science, journalism, and theatre at the middle and high school levels.
M.A.T. graduates are immensely well-prepared for their first year of teaching. Besides engaging in rigorous coursework, candidates plan and lead a summer enrichment program with middle school students and complete a year-long placement at a local middle or high school. Under the guidance of their supervisor and mentor teacher, candidates gradually gain responsibility in the classroom, eventually assuming a full-time teaching load in the spring semester.
The cohort model, small program size, emphasis on Quaker-inspired values, personal supervision, and intensive clinical placement with qualified mentor teachers make the M.A.T. program a truly individualized and integrated experience.