Our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program is 14 months of full-time enrollment and starts the first Monday of June every year. CC's MAT program focuses on what it takes to become an excellent teacher. Our focus is on the development of the whole child and best teaching practices for ALL learners.
As part of the MAT program, you may be licensed in the following content areas: elementary education, K-12 art, music and world languages (French, German, Latin & Spanish) or secondary education in English, math, science and social studies.
A unique aspect of our MAT program includes an internship over the course of the second semester, which can include remaining in the same school to complete the entire year, or an international placement to teach abroad, or a community internship to explore an area of interest in which you'd like a deeper experience.
Due to the short duration of our program, entering students must have a solid depth and breadth of their content area, coursework in both Educational Psychology and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners and significant experience in a K-12 public school classroom.
Students who choose our program will work collaboratively across all disciplines and will come to understand the continuum of learning from elementary through secondary in preparation for any age level or discipline in which they might teach.
Successful students in our program reflect on their personal and professional dispositions, come equipped with excellent academic writing skills in order to complete a master's research project and understand the necessary dedication and time needed to complete an intense course load. Successful graduate students in our program are quick learners, self-sufficient, and have the ability to transfer and integrate new knowledge.
We are happy to announce that Colorado College is participating in the Yellow Ribbon Program. If you expect to receive V.A. Education Benefits, please visit CC's Veteran's Benefits page.
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