Job Placement Rate for ’12 Earlham M.A.T. Graduates is 93 Percent
The Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Program is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the state of Indiana. An 11-month program for liberal arts and sciences graduates who want to become licensed teachers, this full-time program begins each year in early June and leads to teacher licensure the following May. After licensure and while teaching in a school, students take one more course designed to help support them in the first full year of teaching.
After successfully concluding that final course, students are awarded the master's degree. Earlham's M.A.T. offers licensure in social studies, English/language arts, mathematics, science and modern foreign languages, all at the middle and high school levels.
Interview with Anna Einstein
While attending Earlham as an undergraduate, I watched the M.A.T. program get off the ground. Since I wanted to become a public school teacher, enrolling in the program was a natural segue after finishing my bachelor’s degree.More
Door of Meaning
A 2013 graduate of Earlham's M.A.T. program, Camilla Fulvi ’12 finds that dystopian literature spurs critical thinking. Books sparked interesting discussion among her students.
At Earlham, few activities are more esteemed and joyful than teaching — and creating teachers. The College's long-standing commitment to excellence in teaching encourages and develops students' passion and potential as teachers. Earlham's M.A.T. Program is unique in focusing on the cohort model and developing a culture of collegiality. The cohort is an entering class of students who work together throughout the program.
The College intends to do more than provide licensure for teachers. The program's purpose is to develop teachers who are leaders in their school communities, who model outstanding classroom practices, and who prepare their own students to be socially active and morally conscious citizens in this new century.
The Earlham M.A.T. Program also emphasizes the teacher as researcher, one who is able to locate the most recent social science and educational research on teaching and learning. Students become competent users of the Socratic seminar method of instruction as a means of helping their own students develop critical thinking and communication skills.