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JMU has been preparing teachers to enter the noble profession of teaching for more than a century.

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Description of Program

The secondary education Master of Arts in Teaching degree emphasizes the preparation of effective and reflective teachers who are knowledgeable in the content they are preparing to teach and cognizant of the characteristics of adolescents, ages 12-18. The licensure areas for which individuals are prepared include English, mathematics, natural sciences (biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics), and history and social sciences (includes licensure to teach history, economics, geography and political science).

The fifth-year licensure programs build on the extensive foundational course work and experiences candidates have completed in their undergraduate programs. Candidates will have completed the prescribed course work to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors needed for successful completion of the M.A.T.

Degree Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.)


Master of Arts in Teaching with a Concentration in Secondary Education, Fifth Year Format (Grades 6-12)

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