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About the MAT

Jennifer Keller photoThe Master of Arts Teaching (MAT) program exposes degree candidates to approaches that will enable them to collaboratively work towards educational ideals and evidence-based practices. Experienced faculty prepare candidates to navigate the complex political realities of the field of education. We help teachers to find agency in a landscape that has systematically marginalized rank and file educators in matters of policy, curriculum, and pedagogy.

The program and broader experienced curriculum should enable graduates to realize the dynamic interrelationship among race, class, gender, ability, sexuality, among other facets of identity. Graduates of this program will learn to build strong public relationships with each other across differences, as well as with students, colleagues, families, administrators, and community leaders.

Program Summary

For individuals earning their initial teaching license.

  • Faculty members are trained and skilled in K-12 education with a priority on teaching degree candidates. Small class sizes offer direct access to faculty and help foster professional mentorship.
  • Educational philosophy and theory and current teaching trends are incorporated into coursework that meets state licensure requirements.
  • Urban and suburban, Augsburg has developed relationships with area schools and districts in order to provide meaningful field experiences and student teaching placements.